First of all, don’t get me wrong, I do not like it when my daughter is sick. Nothing tears my heart out more than seeing her sick or in pain. However, after a particularly stressful two weeks at work that included a lot of weekend work combined with working mother’s guilt, I actually welcomed a day taking care of a sick toddler.
It is only a mild cold, but her fever means staying home for today, and I think I need the time spent reading a million stories and snuggling on the couch as much or more than she does.
The sick day is unique in that it is all about rest and recuperation. While on normal days off with her would be spent on housework and errands, the sick day is all about cuddling, reading, and maybe even reveling in the fact that my baby is still a baby.
While I hope she is back to her healthy, energetic self by tomorrow, today I will focus on one thing: Mothering. Everything else can wait.