I'm sure that a lot of you can identify with me--especially this time of year--and agree that being sick is the worst! (Either that or I am the world's biggest baby.) But I have spent over a week under the cloud of coughing, sneezing, stuffyness, achyness, and all other manner of unpleasantness and I'm past the point where I start pulling my hair out! And of course the worst thing about being sick, as a mom, is helplessly watching as the house deteriorates into a state of complete chaos. It has gotten to the point where paint is peeling off the walls and I think a chunk of our ceiling fell in today. It isn't that I haven't had some help. Eric has been great and even my big girls have tried to help out. But the rate at which a house goes downhill with the mom stuck in bed is amazingly fast.
It hasn't all been bad. While I vegged in the recliner today in a half-conscious state Haven and Ryder very sweetly set up this little reading center. It was very cute. Cute enough that I picked my sorry butt up off the chair and snapped a picture. Although I should mention that the scene that came right after I got comfortable in the chair again involved mini-muffins and apple juice all over the kitchen floor. That part did not warrant a picture.
I think that any mom who is sick for more than a few days should automatically be eligible for a free cleaning service. Some of the special services they would offer are:
- make sure mom is nice and comfortable and that all children (this includes hubby) are somewhere far enough away that mom can enjoy a clean house for at least an hour before they can return- what ever heavy duty equipment is necessary to remove a week's worth of grime from the kitchen floor
- a possible complete remodel of all bathrooms
- a full house painting (at least of the lower three feet of every wall)
- completion of all the dirty laundry including folding AND putting away (and if you are sick for more than two weeks, this should include a free drawer sort in all the kids bedrooms)
- a fridge and pantry refill (this should include a trip to Costco for families with at least two kids)
The only problem I can see with this is that I would probably feel sick a lot more often.