Unfortunately, I have been sick with a bad cold and I would like to put in a request for PTO day for a SAHM. Yes, that is unrealistic. Completely unrealistic. I obviously knew as a SAHM I would not get any personal days off, but what happens when you get sick? Being sick with two young kids at home has been really difficult, and was a challenge I was not prepared for.
I spent a few days in bed with my cold. I can’t remember the last time I was that sick. Luckily, my husband was able to take a day off and then work from home for a few days. I laid in bed, watched a lot of tv and read a book that came out the day before I got sick (and I was super excited about). I wish I could say it was relaxing (it sounds like it could have been), but it was definitely not.
I missed my kids, they missed me and did not understand why I couldn’t play. My kids were very bored and ended up with a lot (and I mean a lot) of screen time. I felt guilty for not being super mom but I was so sick, there was nothing I could do with them.
SAHM’s do not get days off- and I really do not know how to prepare for the next time (which will hopefully be a long time from now) that I get sick. I have two kids that are not in school full time yet and need constant attention. I couldn’t call in any grandparent help, out of fear of getting them sick. Is there a way for a SAHM to prepare for a day when they are sick?
So now I am overwhelmed trying to get back on my schedule and cleaning the house. I have a weeks worth of laundry to do, a massive grocery list of things to buy, and a ton of work to do for my volunteer committee that I serve on. It will be a busy week or so catching up. I will be back updating this blog with some exciting new posts soon!
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