Mommies should be invincible. We should be above feeling tired, worn out, or sickly. We have too much to do, and I, for one, cannot take time out of life to be sick.
But, I am sick.
I felt it coming on all day: achy bones, sore throat, dull headache, and TIRED body. For the first time in a long time, I napped when the Little Lady did. I felt exhausted and could not keep my eyes open. I slept through phone calls and HGTV episodes (my normal TV line-up when the Little Lady’s asleep).
Of course, once she was awake, the Energetic Mommy costume was back in place and I took care of my Baby Diva, but I was anxiously awaiting Daddy’s arrival. I needed someone else to entertain the Little Lady, even if just for a few minutes.
Once she was down for the night, I allowed myself a little bit of time to “feel” sick. Unfortunately, once I mentioned it to Hubby, out came the Thera-Flu. It’s his answer to EVERY malady.
“Oh, you’re head hurts? Here’s some Thera-Flu.”
“You stubbed your big toe? Did you drink some Thera-Flu?”
“Yeah, that’s a nasty paper cut. You should take some Thera-Flu and sleep it off.”
THERA-FLU IS NOT THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING! ESPECIALLY SINCE IT TASTES HORRIBLY!!!!
I hate, hate, hate Thera-Flu; I gag everytime it pours into my mouth. It is the nastiest tasting medicine out there.
But, my throat isn’t quite as sore now, my head isn’t pounding, and I’m up at 10:54 p.m., writing a blog entry. Maybe it’s worthwhile after all.
Just don’t tell my husband he was right.