Monday, February 4, 2008

Yet Another Sick Day

Yesterday before I even opened my eyes I felt it. The scratchy throat, the stuffy nose, the sinus pressure, and I knew I caught a cold. I thought or hoped perhaps it was just allergies so I got up and rifled through the medicine cabinet and took some medication. I made tea with honey and waited for the nastiness to subside. But it didn't. It lingered all day through my beautiful Superbowl Sunday and Superbowl Party. We had 8 adults over and 1 child. I managed to drug myself up enough to make my side dishes and entertain everyone but as soon as I closed the door behind them I was ready to crash. I doped myself up with more cold medication and passed out.

This morning I did not feel any better. I checked on Bear and he feels warm too and he has a runny nose. He was fussy all day yesterday and Friday night too which makes me suspicious that we were bitten by the same bug. I did the quick debate in my head of do I send him to daycare and wait for them to send him home so I can get a couple of hours work in this morning? What if we are still contagious? Will I actually get any work done today if I go in? If he gets sent him then I have to keep him home that day and the next which means 2 sick days? What if my boss thinks I'm faking it because I have a Superbowl hangover?

Finally the fact that I feel like crap and Bear does too won out. Back before I had Bear I wouldn't have thought twice about going in to work. Unless I had a stomach bug I went in no matter what. I never felt like I was really sick enough to stay home even if I was a miserable sniveling mess. Now that I have a child I can't do that anymore. If he is sick he stays home. Thats the rules. And now I have a good enough reason to stay home when I am sick too.

5 comments:

stacey said...

it stinks! hope you both feel better soon!

Coffee Slut said...

Hope you both get well quickly!

Karen said...

When you're sick, be sick, and you might even be well sooner. Take care.

Kristine said...

I also felt a little bad yesterday morning, but thought that if I called in that I would be accused of the Super Bowl hangover.

Jennifer said...

Hope you are feeling better! take care.