Sunday, November 3, 2013

Who Takes Care of Mommy?

There are days when being a grown up pretty much stinks Between taxes, and bills and responsibilities, life can get pretty tough. Throw a mom with young kids in the mix and things get even more complicated.

Mommy has to make her own
soup when she's sick
Take a sick mommy for example. In the BC (before children) era, she would have downed some Nyquil and put herself to bed. But now it's AD (after diapers) and she has to think about the little people who will get into mischief while she hovers in a cold medicine induced fog.

There is never a good time for a mom to get sick. A stay at home mom has no sick leave. She has no babysitter to drop her little ones off with so she can rest. A mom in the work place has to use sick leave for herself. Sick leave she may be saving up for the inevitable stomach virus her baby will come down with.

Mommies are expert caregiver's. They think nothing of snuggling in bed with a fevered child, or holding a garbage can during the aforementioned stomach virus. Mommies wipe snot and bottoms and tears.

But who takes care of Mommy?  I'm still looking for the answer to that one. Especially since I came home from church with a fever.

The baby's sleeping and this Mommy is using her box shaped babysitter (don't judge). She's going to down not Nyquil, but Ramen, and hope that Daddy gets home soon.


  1. Right now my mom lives 3,500 miles away from me, but for a while when I had my first two children, she lived across town. And she still took care of me when I was sick. Now? I just have to suck it up, although my husband is very good at taking care of me (if he's actually home!).

    I hope you feel better very soon!

    1. One of my twins kept coming over to check on me. Maybe there will be someone to take care of me when the hubs isn't home (which is most of the time, lol). Feeling so much better today :)

  2. My hubby and I just had the same exact illness this week. I went first...and I got a reprieve from making breakfast with a grumpy attitude and a full day of running the kiddos to everything plus lunch and dinner to prepare, preschool coop responsibilities to fulfill and a late night of work. He got it a few days later, called in sick to work, stayed in bed all day while I brought him everything he needed. Sigh...

  3. I haven't found the answer to who takes care of mommy yet, and my son (my only child) is 16. There is always something to be done, for someone, somewhere - at the expense of finding time for yourself. As soon as you get sick, the demands double up - am yet to figure out the answer to that too. Hope you are feeling better now, and that you have been able to eek out some little moments of peace - just for you.