I went to bed last night feeling a little under the weather. Not an hour later, I was paying homage to the porcelain throne. And I did that every two hours until about 4AM. Now, I bring this up for 2 reasons: 1) I have much more respect for anyone who goes through this as a single parent, and 2) do you know how difficult it is to be sick in silence so as not to wake a sleeping baby? It’s really hard! Anyway, The Man was right there helping me through it all and stepped right in when it really counted. I could barely lift my head without getting extremely dizzy, I couldn’t imagine dressing, feeding, and driving a child to daycare in that condition alone. And I actually thought for a split second, “Thank god I’m not a single mom.” It’s like the ultimate Broadway play…trying to act like you have it all together when, in reality, you’re suppressing every urge to hurl.
So after the two most important people in my life left to start their days, I crawled back into bed and actually slept until noon. I haven’t done that in ever. Yeah, ever. Not even in college, after those long, long nights of…studying. You know how those go. Anyway, so noon comes and I haul my butt into the living room to get productive and lay on the couch to watch TV. I think I’ve caught up on the worst segments of television to air on daytime TV now. I’m ready to get back to work. There are only so many episodes of “Friendzone” a person can take and I refused to watch any show featuring a Kardashian. I did catch one episode of “Intervention”, all the while hoping it wouldn’t be too graphic as to send me flying into the bathroom again. It didn’t, though I didn’t even make it to the end, and that was around 2PM. Productive, right? Up at noon, nap at 2?
As the fuzziness in my head slowly wears off, I’m at least happy that I was able to cuddle with Nugget for a little bit before we put her to bed. And maybe she sensed I wasn’t feeling well because she very much wanted to cuddle with me too. So that was a nice sendoff for tonight. I’m just praying she doesn’t contract whatever virus it is I have because we have a Thanksgiving meal to host this year and I’d very much like the family to be totally healthy.