Why I Work Part-Time…

Well, here I am home yet AGAIN with a sick kid. It’s Boy #1 again. Fever of 101, a bit of a sore throat, and a rash on his chest. I know I should probably take him to the doctor, but he’s really not acting THAT sick, so I will probably just wait and see. I hate to drive 20 minutes away and pay $10 (I know–I’m not complaining about our co-pay. It’s pretty cheap!) just to have them tell me that it’s a virus and will just have to run its course. You know, because it’s all about MY convenience!

I swear my kids are sick ALL THE TIME. And I even nursed them for at least 9 months each! I read that kids who are breastfed have healthier immune systems overall. If this is true, my kids would probably have to live in a bubble if I wouldn’t have been able to breastfeed!

Why is it that my kid can have a fever of 101 and STILL have the appetite of a voracious pre-teen? Maybe because he IS a voracious pre-teen? Seriously, I just gave him two bowls of Kix (without milk) and then just got “summoned” downstairs to get him something else to eat. THEN he asked me if we could go to the store and get crackers and Gatorade! Seriously, why can’t he just SLEEP when he’s sick?!?

And my kids are NEVER sick on the weekends. Why is that? Boy #1 was FINE last night. He even baby-sat for the first time for my nephew. (I’m sure my sister-in-law and brother-in-law will be thrilled to hear that Nephew was likely exposed to some virus last night. Hey, spread the love, right?) And then this morning—bam! Fever. Aches. Rash.

And I think about going back to work full-time, and I laugh and laugh…

6 thoughts on “Why I Work Part-Time…”

  1. Poor baby! I hope he gets better fast! Maybe he picked something up from your nephew?

    Work is overrated anyway… who needs money? Ha! lol

  2. Kids are strange like that. Boo was over her cold on SAturday, and yesterday it was back with full force. I don’t get it either.

    We have been lucky the past two years (knocking on wood), because Boo has only had the minor cold, pink eye and strep for a total of two missed days last year. This from the girl that LIVED in the dr. office as an infant. Don’t get it, but I love that I have almost 80 hours of sick time built up! lol

    Hope he feels better!! And doesn’t drive you nuts in the process.

  3. It seemed like C was sick a lot last year.

    I think with 3 children it seems like it would be nearly impossible to work full-time because somebody is going to have to take off work for the sick children, doctors appointments, snow days, etc.

    When I go back to work I definitely plan on part-time.

    I hope he gets better and that the rest of you don’t get it.

  4. My daughter was super sick last night and ok was like it never happened. I guess that’s the one good thing, they get over it quicker than we do.

  5. I think you have that syndrome where you secretly make your kids sick…not because you want the attention, though. It's because you want to stay home and watch "Simon & Simon".

  6. Wanna make a bet that my kids will miss more school than yours this school year (due to illness)? Really … let’s make a contest of it. Or are you not brave enough for this challenge?

    Bawk Bawk

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