When Women Are Sick

I’ve tried to avoid getting sick all flu season.

I’ve hidden behind office furniture when coworkers coughed, sneezed, and attempted to shake hands with me.

I’ve hand sanitized my pens; telephone; steering wheel; daughter; coffee mug; purse; door knobs with the hopes of creating an invisible barrier between me and the germs.

If I sensed a sniffle, a snot drip, poo stew, an upset tummy, sinus pain, the chills, lack of appetite, or a soar throat I ran.

Armed with a flu shot and five tubes of Very Berry hand sanitizer, I was certainly NOT getting sick!

…….I’m sick.

My throat is swollen, my sinuses hurt, and I have no energy.

When women are sick they pull up their sleeves, put it on the back  burner, thrown their head into the toilet and throw up at the same time they clean it!

I am nothing like the aforementioned woman.

I do not clean the toilet.

And I’m a whiney baby when I’m sick.

sick day

My vulnerable state forces cries and moans that sound like “mommy“ and “night time meds in the daytime.”

I look to my family for support while my throat swells twice its size (since they were the ones who probably gave it to me) and all I expect is tea, crackers, and stories written on beautiful paper of how I’ve touched their lives.

Being sick sucks.

I don’t want to be a super woman when my nose is red, my head is pounding, and I can’t be certain if a fart is going to turn into something more.

Sometimes Super Woman needs to call in sick and let Cat Woman take over both caseloads.

And sometimes Mommy needs to call in sick and let Daddy take over the household.

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12 Responses to When Women Are Sick
  1. Greta
    January 21, 2013 | 11:07 pm

    Being sick does suck. So sorry! Moms should not be allowed to get sick. Period.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 28, 2013 | 3:39 pm

      Or fat.. I just made that rule… Mom’s shouldn’t be allowed to get fat.

  2. Alison
    January 22, 2013 | 2:07 am

    BOOOO. I hate being sick too, it totally sucks. And it’s always doubly bad when we get it.
    Get well soon!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 28, 2013 | 3:38 pm

      i don’t have two kids yet… I can’t even imagine getting sick when there’s more kids.

  3. Liz Raptis Picco
    January 22, 2013 | 12:49 pm

    Amen, sister! Yes, Dads and kids should take over, help out, and take care of moms. I find that when my husband does those little things like bring me a cup of tea or simply asks me if I need or would like anything, my sons take notice and will do the same thing. Hope you feel better soon!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 28, 2013 | 3:38 pm

      It makes the husbands that much more attractive too 😉

  4. Jackie Park-Cross
    January 22, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    I hate being sick too… I don’t know to many people who enjoy it really. And being a mom on top of being sick makes it doubly worse!

    Hope that you start feeling better soon!

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 28, 2013 | 3:37 pm

      I’m not very nice to my husband when he’s sick either. I really shouldn’t whine that I am. LOL

  5. Leigh Ann
    January 22, 2013 | 6:47 pm

    Boooooo! Sorry you’re sick. Get better soon and don’t push out any farts unless you’re near a toilet.

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 28, 2013 | 3:37 pm

      I can’t promise that even when I’m better I will trust a fart.

  6. Julie
    January 22, 2013 | 10:47 pm

    You are so lucky to be married to a caretaker! While I can depend on my husband to make sure the kid doesn’t starve if I’m too sick to get up, that’s pretty much where it ends.

    I’m sorry you’re sick, but at least you’re still cute when you’re pitiful! 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      January 28, 2013 | 3:36 pm

      I’m pretty lucky that he looks after me… if he didn’t we’d all perish, I don’t think I’d adapt.

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