As I sit here eating my oatmeal at 8:43 pm (which yesterday would have been 7:43 pm) I'm counting down the minutes until my tired aching body can crawl into bed, hoping and praying the cough medicine can settle my coughs. It's been a long day, one filled with so many coughs I've almost vomited and surely thought my brain was going to explode. It was a great day to reflect on my superb parenting skills. It was one of those days we all need to take sometimes. I literally did not leave the couch all day (expect to feed Bee and use the facilities) but I took a much needed rest and fluids day. I feel like death is knocking on my door. We've been pretty lucky this year with mild illness's but this one is out with vengeance.
Today I finally got to witness Frozen (yah yah we're a little behind the Disney times here, it was Disney right?) But for the most part, Bee will not sit through an entire movie. She did fairly well today, got a little ansy half way through but ran around in a circle for a bit then was bribed with an ice pop. Hey, don't judge, you do what you got to do when you are down and out. Side note, Frozen was actually a cute movie, I'm really picky about animated movies but it was nice to See Anna as the strong lead character. I can get behind Bee watching that movie again (and will happily oblige when I am barely functioning).
Anyways, I took a me day and I wanted to let you all know, shit did not hit the fan. We survived. The house may look less then in shape, but we made it through today. No one got hurt, everyone was fed and I was able to sit and rest. Sleep would have been nice but that wasn't an option so I'll take what I can get. But really, taking me days when you are sick (or even when grieving) is important. You always hear about moms who are sick (and it's no wonder because they never rest) just do it. Next time you are sick or are having a tough grieving day, just take time and lay on the couch all day. Feed the kids cereal all day if you have to, we won't discuss the lack of food pyramid categories Bee missed today, but really, I may still feel like shit, but at least maybe it means I'll wake up tomorrow feeling a bit better because I allowed myself the time to be sick.
Oh and Bee was pretty kick ass today, I get why she was a bit whiny, I mean the girl hates sitting still so when mom wasn't moving she had to figure things out and did a pretty good job (so did watching Ben and Hollys Little Kingdom all day, which FYI, pretty cute show) but she adapted much better than I had anticipated. She even got me some water refills with ice throughout the day. She also may have coloured all over her bike, the carpet, her face and my arms, but you can't win them all. Your kids will be fine if you rest, I promise, TV, bribes with ice cream, candy, whatever they like, do it for a day, it is well worth it for you to be able to rest.
And now I am off to what I anticipate to be a brutal night of more coughing since nothing can stop these coughs, I feel like singing Devo's Whip It but replacing Whip with cough, I'd totally rock that song! On another and final side note, I also sing that song to Bee almost every night when she brushes her teeth and replace Whip with Brush, girl dances her teeth clean! I really hope no one ever catches it on tape though.....the things we do as parents right?