Sick days

I’ve been sick the last few days. Shivers, aches, coughs, pain, stuffy nose. I’m better now, but it’s been a miserable week. I’m glad that I have sick time to stay home from work.
 
Times like this, I marvel at parents. Parents don’t get to call in a sick day. Well, maybe for certain situations, like co-parenting or having extended family or friends. But most parents don’t get a sick day from their kids. It was hard enough taking care of myself when I was barely functioning. I can’t fathom how I would take care of a child at the same time. And if the kid is sick too? Bad news all around.
 
So kudos to parents taking care of kids. And kudos to other caregivers, too, those of you taking care of sick family members or friends. I can only imagine how taxing and difficult that work is. Make sure to take care of yourself as you are able.
 
And be sure to wash your hands. I hear people are getting sick.

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