I would like to use one of my sick days today. Crap, I don't have any sick days.
I've been fighting a monster of a cold for the last four days. This is the first time I've been sick since I had Aubrey in December, and therefore, the first time it occurred to me that I can't take a sick day with this job-the job of "mom". When she wakes up screaming and I want to lie in bed, I HAVE to get up. When she is squirming and itching to play, I can't say, "No sweetie, let's just lie quietly and watch a movie." When she is fussing and wants me to walk around with her for twenty minutes, I can't explain to her that I don't have the energy for that today.
How did I not realize when I was pregnant that the days of resting when I don't feel well would be over when the baby arrived? Why the hell did I ever complain about being tired when I was pregnant? When I was pregnant, if I was sick and tired I could ACTUALLY TAKE OFF OF WORK, GO LAY IN MY BED, AND GO TO SLEEP!
I want to invent a magical place that all moms can drop their kids off at when they need a "sick day". This place is open every day, all hours. You never need to call ahead. All kids, all ages are welcome. The care takers have the love and patience that rivals saints. No contracts, no forms to fill out, just a clean, loving, safe place where moms can leave their babies when they need a rest. Because let's face it, Grammie's place isn't open 24/7.
So it's been four days, and my cold is going away. It's going away at the same pace that my colds went away pre-baby. Maybe even faster. Apparently you don't need to sleep, eat well, and relax to nurse a cold. You can still move at 80 mph and sleep like hell and get better just as fast. Nonetheless, I still would like to have the option of a sick day. Or the magical drop off place...
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Must Have Monday
The first week we were home with Aubrey, we laid a drying towel on the counter to let all of our bottles/accessories dry. Then, we placed a large tupperware bin next to it to put the bottles/accessories in after they were dry. This led to a lot of lost counter space and mass chaos when digging into the bin to find a nipple for the bottle.
My sister got us this for Christmas and we LOVE it! It stores 8 bottles, nipples, caps, etc. plus extra room for pacifiers. It has a drain on the side that leads right into the sink. It's great for drying AND storing. We highly recommend this product!
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