Well, after being in bed all weekend with bronchitis, I discovered there are still some perks that go along with being sick even when you are a mommy. Now, these perks have to be weighed against the fact that you will now be even further behind than you were when you got sick and your kids will get to watch way too much TV because their whining drives their daddy crazy, and....the list goes on. But, you have to find that silver lining in the cloud or it's just no fun.
So, what are the "grown up" perks of being sick, you ask? Well...
- Guilt-free napping. Forget the fact that I was too tired to lift my head up off the pillow to have options of what I could be doing, but still, it was guilt-free!
- Room service. Never mind that it involved a Wendy's hamburger and french fries. For whatever reason, I was absolutely famished, so it tasted like fancy cuisine. And I didn't have to fix it. Or get out of bed to get it. Or take care of my dishes afterwards. Enough said.
- Guilt-free TV viewing. OK, so this was only after the first day or day and a half. Before that, I couldn't keep my eyes open to watch anything.
And one of the best perks of being sick as a mommy? Hearing your sweet husband say, "Things just don't go as well without you."