Wednesday, April 18, 2012

There are no sick days

Most of the time I love being a stay at home mom. There are those times I get a little stir crazy and feel I need a job but for the most part I love being at home. I plan on going back to work come fall...Yikes! I haven't been in the working world in almost 6 years!
 The best parts of being at home:
  • You are the one to be there to comfort and teach your child everyday. 
  • I can be here for deliveries or repair men.
  • I am able to keep up on cleaning the house (laundry, dishes, etc).
  • I can exercise almost anytime.
  • On days my daughter doesn't have preschool we sleep in a little.
  • Beautiful days can be spent at the park, rainy days at the library.
  • Get to hang out with my other stay at home mom friends during the week.
  • Doing art, music, and activities during the week with my daughter is priceless.
However, there is a huge drawback that I am experiencing at this moment:
       There are no sick days! 

If my husband gets sick he can simply call into work and hibernate upstairs and know that all will be taken care of downstairs. I will keep our daughter quiet or we'll go out for the day. I'll run and get him medicine or anything else he needs. For most stay at home mom's there simply are no sick days to take.  I cannot sleep all day.  I have to run and get medicine myself with my daughter in tow. I still find myself cleaning, doing laundry, etc. while barely being able to stand up. I still have to fix lunch and dinner for my daughter, play with her, get her ready for bed (seeing as my husband works late).
Not that I am complaining here...merely stating a fact--there are no sick days for stay at home moms. I salute all other moms who are also sick right now struggling to get through the day. May our kids go easy on us! Ha ha..wishful thinking, I suppose.

1 comment:

  1. You certainly hit the nail on the head. I don't think men understand that moms don't get sick days. And sometimes it is very difficult to tough it out! Yes, I know, they go to work sick at times, but then come home and crash. Not so for mommies. No crashing allowed! But I guess that it is part of the job description.


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