How we deal when we get sick

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Well, it’s the beginning of February and I’ve come down with a really bad cold. That’s what I’m calling it — “really bad cold” — because I got the flu shot and I’ll be damned if I somehow got the flu anyway.

What do you do when you get sick, fellow mamas? I suppose the biggest problem that we run into is that when I get sick, my husband gets sick. Sick parents aren’t a good thing for anyone.

We’ve reached back into our backlog of tricks and called upon our guardian angel, also known as the caregiver who helped us out in the early days after giving birth to both my kids. She’s been coming in for the past few days to get our house in order, fill our prescriptions, make us (and the kids) food, and generally take some of the pressure off of us so we can rest and get back to normal faster.

I resisted calling her at first because it felt like such an indulgence, but when we thought about how much faster we’d get better if we just had time to rest and stop stressing about running around, it just made sense. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.


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