Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mommy Confessions

I have to admit this.

I freak out a little bit when my child gets sick.

And no - no - it's totally not what you think! It's not because I'm worried about her fragile little being falling to pieces under a fever. Are you kidding? She'll outlast us all, trust me!

It's because ... and I hesitate to confess this ...


She's got a cold right now. I'm thinking to myself, tonight, as I got her to sleep. She laid on top of me. Must have said 'I love you, Mommy,' about a dozen times.

I love you, too, sweetie. [Please don't get mommy sick! Please don't get mommy sick!]

See, she has my husband's immune system. Or she may as well have it.

Me? Not so much. I have my mother's immune system. Allergies and all. When I get sick I'm down for the count for way longer than a human being
should be down.

So I'm overloading on the Vitamin C. Hyping up the OJ, and trying to wash my hands about 900 MORE times a day.

Think it'll work? Think I'll be protected? You do?

Eh, I'm not so sure.

Is there truly a way to protect a parent from the coughing, congestion, phlegm, puking, snotty tissues and clingy-ness that is a four-year-old who needs them?

I think not.

And I'll also confess ... I wouldn't change that for the world.

Except - ehem - for the fact that I usually get sick afterward.


  1. I always catch everything too. Hope it misses you this time around.

  2. Oooh, catching The Sickness sucks! I hope it skips you this time around!

  3. Circle Circle

    Dot Dot

    Now you have the cootie shot!!

  4. It's SO HARD when we're sick- b/c it's not like we actually get to rest, so I don't blame you!

  5. I feel ya on this one! It's too hard to be sick as a mom. We don't get to take care of ourselves or have a day off to get better. I do exactly the same thing (i.e. washing my hands religiously, sucking down Airborne, etc.). Good luck to you!

  6. I do the same thing. And I freak out when my speech kiddos are sick. Today I told one little boy if he didn't stop coughing on me I was going to take him back to his classroom. I make them use hand sanitizer, too.

  7. Hope she's feeling better & your immune system is holding up!

    Yesterday I changed my seat from a lady hacking her lungs out. She gave me a dirty look but I don't care, I don't want to get sick. Her cough probably was helped by the fact that she smelled like an ashtray!


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