Can I Call in Sick?

It’s incredible – shocking, really – how different the commotion of the kids seems when you’re not feeling well. For the past couple of days, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather. Not sick, exactly, but on the verge of something. And today, my sweet little angels are riding my last nerve. It’s totally not them; it’s me being hypersensitive to the noise and the action and the touching, poking, and prodding that I don’t even notice on a normal day. I’m sure they’re just being their normal kid-selves full of energy and boisterous zest for life. But today I’m just not up for zest. I wish I was, but I’m not. And I can feel myself getting crankier as the day progresses.

So I requested a hiatus, and have holed myself up in our bedroom to wallow in my malaise and complain to you fine people. I so wish moms could take a sick day.

And now I hear them coming up the stairs. There’s no escape. Calgon, take me away!

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Annie writes about life, motherhood, world issues, beautiful places, and anything else that tickles her brain. On good days, she enjoys juggling life with her husband and homeschooling her children. On bad days, she binges on chocolate chips and dreams of traveling the world alone.

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  1. That was my biggest surprise about becoming a parent. I hope you get all better soon and manage to avoid getting fully ill.


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