I Want A Sick Day

I am sick.  It’s just a cold, not a big deal, but I feel like crap.  I want, no need a sick day but here is the problem, Mom’s don’t get sick days. Oh and in my house it is so much worse then that. Not only do I not get a sick day, but I get mocked…ridiculed for even trying.

I took to the couch with my comforter, my big box of Kleenex and a cup of tea.  All of which I got myself cause my ungrateful family was “busy”.  All I was craving now, a little sympathy.  What do I get instead?  ‘Honey, stop blowing your nose.  It is ridiculously red!”  Yep, that made me feel so much better and can I just add… Duh  I am sick dude, if I don’t blow my nose it will run down my face like a leaky faucet.  That is far less attractive then resembling Rudolph. 

My kids chimed in and giggled at how terrible I look. (and at how witty they thought their Father was)  Thanks children..I get you soup, gingerale and fresh sheets when you have the flu.  Ingrates. 

So as of this moment I am declaring a strike.  A sick day strike.  Tease, call me whiny, or a whimp, even poke me with a big fat stick.  My butt’s not leaving this couch until I get me some quality sick day.  I’m sitting here until this family steps up and takes this cold seriously.  You know, the way a MOM would.  Bring me some tea.  I want soup.  Crackers.  Feel sorry for me.  Yes, a pillow would be nice.  Oh and a rented movie! 

Clearly, I have had one too many cold pills, this is never gonna happen.  Just another Suburban Mama dreaming about the good life….while high on cold meds.




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  1. This made me laugh because I know the feeling!

  2. Good for you!! Stick to it and I hope you get to feeling better soon=)

  3. I voted. Now you are officially forever indebted to me.

  4. oh, you poor gal!
    i know and understand what you’re feeling. It happens to me all the time- not being taken seriously when you’re sick, being ridiculed oh, i want to walk out of the house.
    when you’re about to take a rest or sit or take a short nap, you’ll hear – mom, i need to…
    mom, can you… mom, they’re bugging me… mom, mom, mom!

    i need a day off…
    get well!

  5. ugh. i hop you feel better….

  6. I’m a lucky one I tell ya…when I get sick Prince Charming and Princess Girl take very very good care of me and cater to my every whim.
    I hope they give you a sick day and cater to you.

  7. Awww…so sorry, my bloggy friend.

    Do you smell that? I just opened a jar of Vicks Vap-O-Rub for you. Inhale deeply. You’ll feel better.


  8. I guess I need to take as many sick days now as I can, before I have kids!

  9. I voted. Feel better soon!

  10. I totally agree, you should go on strike. Get a little bell that you can ring any time you want something, and stay in bed watching movies and drinking soup all day. (or is that just a fantasy?)

  11. Oh no! Hope you feel better soon and you can accomplish some kind of sick day.

  12. We’ve all been there! You have my sympathy! Sending you some virtual chicken soup and get well wishes.

  13. I hope you get your sick day! I need one, but dh is headed out of town. 🙁

  14. I second needing a sick day. I was the first to get sick and will be the last to get better because I have to focus all my energy on the sick baby….and the sick husband, not sure which is worse!

  15. I felt this way last week. No sick days for mamas. so not fair.

    I voted for you. Good luck.

  16. I do exactly the same thing when I’m sick. I refuse to get up. I’m sick and I’m staying put, end of story. I don’t really care about the sympathy but don’t expect a single thing from me until I”m better. Get better soon or enjoy the couch time n the meantime.

  17. I know what you mean! My head is swimming in congestion and Craig just left for a 2 day business trip!

  18. There is no one to take care of The Mom when she is sick!

    Hey, I was just #1000 to like you on facebook. How cool is that?

  19. SO TRUE! If DH and I are ever sick at the same time he gets to lie on the couch 24/7 while I still run around like a chicken with his head cut off.

  20. It’s funny how we have to INSIST on a sick day while our family merely has to cough a little to have us jumping to serve them. It is an unfair world! BTW – when my nose is sore from blowing it I just keep putting Burt’s Bees Res-Q ointment on it. It has nice vapors for your cold and sooths your dry chapped nose, too! Hope you feel better soon. I’ll vote for you, why not.

  21. I declare a sick day and then don’t leave my bed. They deal with it pretty well.
    We must enact some sort of training for your people!
    I hope you feel better soon….you have my sympathy!!!

  22. poor you. Huggles. Clean sheet when you don’t feel well are lovely aren’t they…I imagine..it’s not like my family would do it for me either.

    Vote dutifully left, easy to vote for you, when you ARE the best!

  23. A good mom strike is always the answer. Sit, relax, and shop online!

  24. Boooo. Hope you feel better! I hate getting sick. Becuase, like you mentioned, there is never anyone around to care for mom.

  25. Hope you feel better soon! I haven’t had a sick day in 8 yrs (as a mommy)… That’s unheard of in my past history.

  26. Mom’s totally deserve sick days!
    My mom used to go to her bedroom and close the door… we knew that she needed a sick day when that happened.

  27. We never get breaks, do we? Sometimes I try sneaking upstairs for a “vacation”. I usually get about one minute before the whole family’s up there with me.

  28. good for you!! The man cold is bullshit. We put up with way too much when we’re sick. They’ll make it without you!

  29. awww…feel better.

    I don’t want to say I have the best kid ever, but he allows sick time in exchange for added Nickelodeon. Yep, he gets water, crackers, and Mommy I will make my own PB&J…you stay in bed. All I have to do is ignore the TV time allotment. (of course he is only 7, so I figure this will change eventually) 🙂

  30. I want a sick day and I am not even sick. I just want to not feel guilty lounging on the couch all day…watching Twilight, reading my Kindle or napping.

    I sure hope you are feeling better too. Your family sounds so much like mine…lol! The nerve of family members!

  31. Omg, you poor thing 🙂

    I’ll go over and vote for you, so cool that you may win!

  32. You poor thing! I feel so sorry for you (even though your family doesn’t).

    I’m off to vote. I hope you win!

  33. Oh no I see the germ has struck you too! Hope you are feeling better and get your much needed and deserved sympathy. But I hear you there’s really no such thing as a sick day for Mom. Voted for you, hope you win;-)

  34. So sorry your weren’t feeling well.
    Mom’s don’t get sick days!!!
    I went over and voted for you:)

  35. I voted for you.

    Moms should get sick days, especially with Dads backing them up. Mine is nice enough when I’m sick, but he’s not about to bring me tea and a pillow.

  36. Thanks for finding me on the hop! Now following & subscribing, you are too funny! 🙂

    Last time I was sick and tried to take a break, my hubby told the kids “We don’t realize all the things Mommy is good for…til she is good for nothing.”. He thought he was hilarious (so did the kids). I wanted to throw something at him — moms never get a real sick day. It’s not fair, is it?

    I’ll be reading here again soon!

  37. Oh Me! Oh Me! Pick me! I want a sick day too! I need a sick day too!

  38. I am one of those people prone to headaches, migraine and colds. Usually, my first recourse is White Flower Embrocation (embrocation.50webs.com), also called White Flower Oil

  39. You deserve a sick day and I hope you got it. My husband is in school and I took a sick day from work to take care of him when he was sick in hopes that he’d remember that in the future.

    I recently went on a folding laundry strike because I know that I am the only one who does it. After my month long strike I had about 5 loads of laundry to fold. ;(. You win some, you lose some.

  40. kathy downey says:

    I know where your coming from could have used one on Friday…what a day

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