It’s that time of year, cold and flu season is in full swing, and when little Johnny gets sick, he’s generous enough to pass it along to rest of the family. What I’ve noticed is that as a mom, we’re usually the last ones affected, if at all. Cleaning up kids spit up and tending to them has a way to boost our immune system, lol. But once in a while, it happens, mom gets sick!
We’ve all been there, feeling sick like a dog but knowing the house would probably burn down if you don’t handle your usual daily duties. Ok, I might be exaggerating ever so slightly, lol. I’m also sure that some of you lucky buggers are married to near perfect men who’ll not only clean up, give the kids a bath, read them a bedtime story, make you chicken noodle soup from scratch, rub down your back/chest with Vicks vapor rub, and literally forbid you to strain yourself to any extent, lol. However for the rest of us, here are 3 tips to help you and your family survive when you’re sick.
You might not be able to find the organic version of your spaghetti bolognese on a takeout menu. But for a day or two, we’re going to turn a blind eye to the nutrition part of your meal. Trust me, being hunched over the stove with a runny nose or coughing isn’t really that nutritious and delicious either, lol.
Electronics to the Rescue
That 30 (60) minutes a day limit to your child’s electronic device of choice? Yeah, we’re extending that or eliminating it completely. I know, I know, I know…it’s not the best learning or engaging device. But listen, when mom’s sick, it’s usually bad. Those interactive face-to-face activities will have to be put on pause for the next 2 days. And Johnny will be just fine.
Scream for Help
For some reason, our husbands seem to think that we’re never really that sick, and just because we make the effort to keep going, it doesn’t mean we actually have the strength to. You have to keep it real. Let him know that you simply can’t. To my single mothers, call your sister, your neighbor, your mom, someone. The reason people think we’re superhuman is because that’s what we’re projecting. Take off your cape, lay down, and repurpose that that cape as a comfy throw. It’s ok.
I may be poking a little fun here, but the truth is, you’re no good to anyone if you’re not good to yourself. Here at Moms N Charge, we’re about feeling good without feeling guilty, and that applies to our physical being as well. You can’t feel bad for giving your body a chance to catch up and recoup. You do so much and care for so many. Just don’t forget to take care of you.