Mom does it all.


anjihansen
on Jan 05, 2009 @ 11:33 am

Ok someone stop me If I am complaining and just get out of hand here!!! I am the mom of 4 (love them all to death) They are the reason I get up everyday..I work full time go to school full time and am married!! I am not complaining about that!! I have created my plate!. So I am complaining about the fact that I was sick over the weekend! REAL SICK and my husband just dont get that when I am sick I cannot be super mom! When I am in bed I am REALLY REALLY sick.... I am at work today and feel like crap and he is calling asking whats for dinner and the kids are all like mom are you better yet! ok so what product out there can make mom super mom even on those sick days and where can I find it! lol... I am cluless and tired SOMEONE HELP!!!
 

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mamaluv
professional mom on Jan 05, 2009 @ 01:41 pm

Call in sick. Seriously. Explain to your hubby, boss, and kids that you are out of commission for 1-2 days so that you can recover from your illness more quickly. It's not negotiable!

1. Your boss can find someone else to cover your responsibilities. Despite what they'd like you to believe, life goes on without you there for a day or so. Even a mission specialist with NASA or a member of the Secret Service can get a day off here and there. Don't ask them for a day off, tell them that you'd rather not come in and infect your coworkers. They can't guilt-trip you into coming, nor should you enable them. End of story.

2. Your hubby can pop in a frozen pizza. Done. Laundry has been known to sit quietly in the corner and wait for another day. Dishes are quickly and easily cleaned up by a man getting off his @ss and plopping them in the dishwasher.

3. Your kids might have the hardest time understanding, but in my family I simply explain that mommy's feeling sick. Ask your oldest child to step up a little until you're feeling better. Remind them what it feels like when they are ill. Most kids are very understanding about this.

There is a super product to make you a super mom. It's called Downtime. Don't feel guilty about being selfish - because really, you are not being selfish. A more relaxed, healthier mom is a more effective and patient parent. You aren't doing anyone any favors by caving to their pressure.

Most of all, stop beating yourself up. Never has it been more true that you have to be your own best friend. Start today. Seriously.
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Ali de Bold
Supermom on Jan 05, 2009 @ 04:46 pm

I totally agree with Mamaluv. Sounds like you need a break! Take care of yourself first so that you can then take care of others. Feel better soon! :)
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anjihansen
Thanks Thanks Thanks on Jan 06, 2009 @ 08:08 pm

Thank you both!!! LOL I did call in and wow my boss was floored when I told her not commin not happinin! Loved it and I do feel better And it seriousley helps to have someone to vent too!!! Thanks Millions!!!!!!
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Ali de Bold
Good Girl! on Jan 06, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

So glad you took the time off and that you feel better.  It is really important to take care of you first so that you can help everyone else.  Mom's especially deserve a break more than anyone else. :)
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mamaluv
You're Welcome, you're welcome! on Jan 07, 2009 @ 02:34 pm

I have been there too, honey. Quite often, in fact! Good for you for standing up for yourself - it's a lesson I continue to try to teach myself ;)
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cassiesul84
That's selfish! on Jan 21, 2009 @ 11:06 am

Talk to your doctor, they can prescribe medication to stop vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. I would also skip out of work and focus on my children and rest.
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Ali de Bold
Not selfish to take care of yourself on Jan 21, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

I have to disagree with cassiesul84. Every Mom needs "Me time" in order to feel balanced. It is better for them, better for the kids, husband, coworkers, etc. If you are sick, you especially need down time to recover, recharge so that you can face your kids with a smile.

There is a reason why on the airplane they tell you to put on your oxygen mask before putting one on your children. If you are properly equipped, you are better able to help others. It's not selfish, it's practical. I think it's good for kids to see that their parents are human beings.
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MizzRobin
I agree on Jan 21, 2009 @ 02:10 pm

I agree with MissChickie, if you don't take enough good care of yourself you cannot take good care of others! A mom should always have some "me time".
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cassiesul84
THAT'S NO WHAT I SAID! on Feb 17, 2009 @ 02:27 pm

LET ME CLARIFY MISSCHICKY...I MEANT THAT HER HUSBAND WAS SELFISH NOT HER!
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Ali de Bold
That makes more sense on Feb 18, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

Cassiesul84, thanks for clarifying. I was thinking wow, that's one tough cookie! Sorry I misinterpreted there :)
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