Saturday, November 6, 2010
Calling in Sick
I think we can all agree that being sick is no fun. Being sick becomes about a kabillion times worse when you have children. Here's how our day started off:
Dave: "Honey, Kate woke up and she's crying."
Me: "Okay, why don't you go get her."
Dave: "Oh, come on, I'm sooooooo tired."
Me: "Dave, I am too. Plus I feel sick. Honest." (Honest is our key word to let each other know we aren't messing around.)
Dave: "I do too, honest."
Me: "Well, I said it first."
We tag-teamed this morning, and each took turns taking care of Kate while the other one slept. But it made me think back to pre-children days. Back then if I woke up sick, without even getting out of bed I could grab my cell phone lying on the nightstand, call my school, and tell them I needed a sub. Ah, the beauty of calling in sick.
I could still try calling in sick, I suppose. Instead of grabbing my phone, I'd just yell really loud, "Kate, Mommy is sick today! I know you're only 9-months-old, but don't you think you could kind of handle things today? Thanks." Kate would keep crying, and I'd get up. I'm afraid these days when I call in sick, I always get a busy signal.
Posted by Heidi at 10:16 AM