I have been sick.
It started last Monday night and today is probably the first day that I felt somewhat normal. The only thing I can take from it is, when your mom says that rest is the best medicine, it's the best advice you'll receive. Unfortunately for a mom of four little ones, rest was not to be had. Especially in the middle of the week!
Kevin was great about taking over when he got home from work at night, and I did get the opportunity to go to bed early. I think the main problem was that I had it in my mind that it was only a 24-hour thing. Then 48-hour, and so on, so I never took the time to get better. Then Charlie got sick. Then Benny. And finally, Lou. And by sick I mean large chunks all over the floor in the middle of the night. (Sorry about the details!)
I don't remember the last time I was that sick, and I'm not sure if I ever want to feel that way again! My friend Amanda suggested that there be a "sub line" for sick mothers, which I think is a fantastic idea! Who can deal with the constant demands of little ones when you don't have the energy to get out of bed? Hopefully the coming of spring brings an end to the illness that has plagued our house this winter!