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I Am a Bad Mother

Is it awful of me to be glad my kids are sick so I don't have to go to work tomorrow? They've been off all week and there is no way I would get enough sleep to feel ok if I had to get up and work.... Besides I'd rather be home with them any day.

Am I horrible?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on May. 7, 2010 in Kids' Health

Answers (12)
  • Cut yourself some slack. You are allowed to have feelings every once and a while. AND you are allowed to play hookey now and again also. Wait till you are forty....ish....and you just call 'em and say , it's thursday, I am staying home. :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • You surly are not glad they are actually sick. its okay to feel releved you will have a day off.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • No, you're not a bad Mother. :-) It takes a lot of energy out of us when one our children are sick. I hope you actually get to relax a bit tomorrow.
    mommy2joeynabby

    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 2:05 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • Nah, you're not glad they're sick you are just glad you get to stay home! Enjoy it as much as you can with sick kiddos. It makes a great excuse to stay in PJ's, eat comfort food, and watch movies with the kids.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:26 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • That's nothing. When I was a single working mom my parents baby sat my daughter. My mom would call me and tell me that my daughter was sick and I would make up reasons for why I couldn't come get her unless it was to go to the doctor. Am I a bad mom? lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:26 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • OP: omg I was sure I was going to get bashed to heck for this! You guys rock...I feel better now :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • I think you sound human. Cut yourself some slack! :-)
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 4:08 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • My kids rarely get sick but when they do it can be nice. They don't bounce off the walls! I have 4 by the way. So I say no your not!
    crazymom21

    Answer by crazymom21 at 4:23 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • My kids rarely get sick but when they do it can be nice. They don't bounce off the walls! I have 4 by the way. So I say no your not! =========================================


    LOL you win!

    MizusT

    Answer by MizusT at 4:49 AM on May. 7, 2010

  • I give my 4 kids a School Free Day once a term, they can take it whenever they want as long as there is no test/assignment due that day. When working we all want to call in sick sometimes, and my kids have learned to budget this day .. they might say they want to have it today and I'll remind them that when it's used that's it til next term. Works great for me, Crap mother? Maybe but my kids choose to go to school every day instead of whining about going, cause they know it's really up to them whether they use their free day card or not.
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 6:04 AM on May. 7, 2010

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