Wednesday, April 14, 2010

moms don't get sick days

Today was a day I'd been looking forward to for a long time. I really couldn't wait until the day came that I could teach my children to swim! I was a swimming instructor in my teens and I loved teaching the parent & tot classes the most. Now the day is here and I'm sick. I have the flu and I don't feel like leaving the house. I'm also in a state of cautious mother bird looking for any first signs that Owen may have picked it up as well. The only comfort I'm having about the situation is that his nursing will help him build up immunity to the bug and hopefully it won't hit him as hard as it is for me. Yeah, it's not the best day to take a swimming class, but since Owen has napped so well today I'm taking the chance and we'll play it by ear.

One other reason today was special is because Nuno and I were going to see the Wedding Present at the Horseshoe (our fav place to see bands back in the day). A show perfect for us. We even had a sitter lined up. But for the past two nights I can't make it past 7pm and when Owen's out, I'm out.

If I was working I'd definitely have taken a couple sick days. You can cancel out of work, classes and concerts when sick, but you can't take a parent sick day. Truthfully, it's not hard tending to Owen under the weather, just rather difficult carrying the little tike up and down the stairs with such low energy. Hopefully in the near future some other good concerts will come to town and we can call upon the line-up of friends and family who told us they are dying to babysit Owen.

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