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Sick Days Are Not For Moms

Do moms ever have downtime — even when they are sick? That's what a pregnant colleague wondered when her son recently came down with an ear infection and a nasty case of pink eye. She rented him movies, set up art projects, and occupied her tot to keep him happy. At the same time, she was diligent about keeping her hands washed, the toys sanitized, and the pillowcases clean.

After a night of trying to comfort the preschooler to sleep, she woke up with crusty eyes and realized that the pesky germs must have passed through his falling tears. Instead of staying in bed and watching Lifetime movies all day like she wanted to, her "sick day" consisted of entertaining her on-the-mend son and having to ignore her own condition.

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Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Too bad she couldn't get some rest in. What was her spouse doing in all of this?
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
ugh enough with the anonymous negative nancy comments!! thanks misssushi for helping her along the way....
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lol.. seems pretty self explanatory to me.. a question and an example with a conclusion.. the comments are for other peoples stories along the same lines, pretty obvious.
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