The past week has taught me a lot about myself and my personal selfishness, especially when I am feeling physically spent. As you know, I’ve been sick with a head cold for what seems like forever about a week now. I have noticed that my mom style has also taken a nosedive. It’s all about survival. The first couple days were the worst. I even called Jerry one day and he came home to work from here so I could close my eyes for a bit. But it got me thinking, there are no sick days in motherhood.
I am blessed with good health most of the time, but on those days when I feel like a pile of poo, I am learning how to suck it up and keep going. The funny thing is Oscar has been super sweet to me this week. He’ll come over to me and give me a kiss or snuggle for a minute on his way to the next big thing. I am hopeful that he won’t get the cold and so far he’s been clear. I think that he is probably getting some of my antibodies through nursing so that makes me feel better.
In the meantime, I have chosen to try and enjoy our days at home before the crazy life kicks in again. We leave for the mountains in two weeks! Lots to do before then, but nothing that can’t wait a few more days. It’s funny how you come full circle. Even as I know I can’t get a sick day, there is still nothing I would rather do than care for this amazing little boy. I am so thankful to be a mom, in sickness and in health.