Having pretty poorly this weekend, it got me to thinking about the difference between being ill when you are Everyone Else In The Entire World, (EEITEW) and being poorly as A Parent. (AP) Let’s have a compare shall we!
AP: Ahahahahahahahahahahaha*deep breath*hahahahahahahahahaha!
EEITEW: Stay in bed.
AP: Attempt to stay in bed. Everyone else stays in with you, leaving you with half a pillow and your already lowered patience levels pushed to the limits by the whinging, singing, fighting and moaning about needing breakfast.
EEITEW: A day at home.
AP: Unless you manage to time your illness with a weekend that your partner has nothing planned, you are basically screwed, school runs still need to be completed and any Mum knows that a full day at home with kids can actually be worse all round!
EEITEW: Hope there is someone around to bring you water and tea, healthy meals and soothe your fevered brow.
AP: Drag your fevered brow downstairs to make breakfast and packed lunches.
EEITEW: Not change out of your pajamas.
AP: Want desperately to stay in your pajamas but equally don’t wish to be the subject of a letter from the school!
EEITEW: Gain control of the remote and a blanket and binge watch netflix until you feel better.
AP: Watch so much kids tv that your brain starts crying as you are two weak to attempt anything more entertaining while your children alternately jump up and down on you and steal your blanket.
I do need to add that actually, Mr Pear Bear has been pretty lovely this weekend, once he’d finished doing what he needed to do and realised that it wasn’t just a ‘little cold’ and I am actually aching, shivery and weak, then he stopped making jokes about ‘man flu’, stepped up and has been a fab nurse.
He also started on our veg garden plan and I’m so happy. I will keep you updated as to how we get on with our luscious greens plans. 🙂