Thursday, December 17, 2015
Momma Can't Be Sick
Momma can't be sick. It's a rule of life! Think about it....when the kids were young and Mom got sick, the world stopped! Who takes care of the person who takes care of everyone else? All I ever wanted when I got sick in those days was to be left alone in my room to sleep it off, and drugs...magic drugs that made me well in an hour. Of course, there was the risk that nothing would happen in the house and everyone would go hungry when I got sick. BUT....Mom definitely can't be sick at Christmas. Who is going to do the shopping, the baking, the Christmas cards, the gift wrapping, the house decorating....and all those other things that make the season bright? Believe me....it won't be Dad.
I have been sick since Thanksgiving. I think I am living in a giant petri dish. I got a cold, TJ got a cold. I got well, he went out of town. He came home with another cold and now I have a different cold. It's like a science experiment. Add to all the germs and snot flying around our house a man who had knee surgery and needs someone to take care of him. It would have been much too convenient to get sick when nothing else was happening. Today, I had to "man up" and take my box of tissues, my cold medicine and my Clara Barton hat at 5 a.m., go to the surgery center and be the "person" for TJ. I could not be sick! I did a good job of not being sick until later in the day at which point the germs won. I will say, TJ was a good patient and the surgery was successful. But boy does it stink when momma gets sick. Like I said, it just needs to be a rule of life...Moms do not get sick.