Dear Fellow Coworker ~
When you come in one day patting yourself on the back for getting a flu shot, then wake up the next morning with red eyes, a runny nose, and a cough that would wake the deaf (pun most assuredly intended), please.keep.your.sick.butt.at.home.
See, I like you. But I do not like sharing airspace with your sickie germs.
Cuz Mr. Daddy and I were already struggling with a sick Itty Bit at home. Then all of those lovely contagious particles just happened to find their way to my workspace… cuz I seem to be real popular with the sniffly crowd.
Congrats… you leveled two grown adults who desperately needed to stay healthy for their sick kid. So this mom ended up not leaving the house for FOUR DAYS.
Do you have any idea what FOUR DAYS is like with a sick child and a sick husband? Let me tell you… sick husbands are the equivalent of 14 children. (I love you dear… let’s sleep in shifts next time, eh?)
And the Itty Bit who was recovering from his little cold? Ended up with a doozy of a worse one. So I’ve limped around for the last few days with snot covering approximately 42% of my shirt at any given time (you little stinker). And since any fever with a kidney patient is cause for a doctor visit, it of course meant waiting with the other eleventy hundred coughing, hacking, snot-nosed miserable children.
Seriously, dear coworker… while I treasure your charming presence, please maintain a distance equal to that between your home and our office next time you’re a bit under the weather.
One Very Tired Sick Mama
By the way… remember this pic?
Let me tell ya… it is wicked funny to walk through the medical center with your kid wearing one of these. Everyone backs away slowly while holding their breath… it’s a veritable Red Sea parting before you. And of course, they don’t know that this deaf chick can lipread “Oh my gosh, maybe he has SWINE FLU!!!
Totally not realizing that we put the darn thing on him to keep him from getting whatever THEY had! Fun times I tell ya… fun times.
Update: It is not the flu at all, just a head cold and an ear infection – and somehow he has MORE energy than usual?
Join Julie at Foursons for more Letters of Intent this week! She’s always a kick in the (low-rise) pants ;)