Do you ever notice you are the only person in your house that CAN'T call in sick and lay in bed all day?
I would think this mostly applies to SAHM's, although it may also be true for some working moms. There's been a bad cold going around my house. With my baby it developed into a throat infection. I know a cold doesn't sound like a big deal, but it's a KILLER! I'm SO miserable! I think it may have actuallly developed into an infection for me too, but I can't afford to go to the Dr. As a SAHM, I'm the only person in the house with no health insurance, and I can't afford to go to a Dr. I suppose if I got really sick, I'd just have to die.
My dh, if he's sick, can just call in and lie in bed having me wait on him all day and giving him sympathy. Same with the kids. They can miss school and stay home for Mommy to take care of them. However, now that I'M sick, I just have to suck it up. The baby isn't going to take care of herself, and she's VERY clingy and high maintenance. She does NOT like to be put down, and if I don't do the dishes, laundry and cleaning up nobody will do it for me.
My sinuses HUUUURT, and my nose is alternately runny or stuffy, it hurts to swallow, and my throat is killing me, and my HEAD!!! It feels like my head has knives stabbed all through it everywhere. Plus I'm tired and my body aches. I've taken Sudafed and my prescription migraine medicine, (I get migraines all the time). Still, I'm having to do all my house chores. The house would be a wreck, everyone would be wearing dirty stinky clothes, and the baby would be neglected, hungry and covered in diaper rash if I just laid in bed trying to recouperate. UGH! I'm glad at least that this is the first time I've been sick in probably around two years. Oh, wait, that's not true, I had food poisioning a couple of months ago, and I got NO sympathy from dh, and he was complaining that I wasn't taking care of the baby, and so he had to, when he wanted to be playing video games. I was in the bathroom puking for hours, and he's hovering outside the door saying things like, "Poor baby. Mommy won't take care of you.", and "Are you EVER coming out of there?!" and "This baby is driving me CRAZY! She won't stop crying!!!" Argh! Yes, I know, he can be quite a jerk at times.