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Friday, January 8, 2010

When Mama is Sick

I. Feel. Miserable. There, I said it. I know, I know, Mamas are not supposed to admit to human frailty. We're supposed to shrug off our aches and pains, especially when others have them, too. But why is it that Mama has the resistance of a sheet of paper to a pair of scissors?

David has a sore throat and is grumbly. Peter is crazy as ever. The baby has a runny nose and wants to play at 4 in the morning. Daddy is feeling out of sorts and tired. Mary has a fever, an upset tumbly, and is tired (poor girly, tomorrow's her birthday!). But Mama's nose is running like a faucet (and red and sore from blowing it constantly). Her chest is congested. Her head aches. Her teeth ache. She's cold, she's exhausted, she's tired of her 4-year-old screaming at her "Why won't anybody let me do anything fun?!" after he just spent a half-hour playing with Playdoh. Her voice is all but gone. And so everybody is in a bad mood. It seems the demands for "More milk!" and "Sleep with me!" come in even more rapid succession than usual.

Do you ever find you are at your worst when your family's demands are at their highest? How do you deal with that?

1 comment:

  1. I hope you all feel better!!!!!


    Mrs. White


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