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Parents don't get sick days

by Nikki Montgomery

There is nothing worse than sick kids. On Friday, the 4th of July, my 2 year old Mia had a bit of a runny nose and the sneezes. Saturday she was conked out on the couch most of the morning. I stepped out for a few minutes leaving my husband home with the three girls and Mia threw up twice in the 2 hours I was gone. She was out on the couch the rest of the day. She didn't want to eat, but at least she was drinking.

Saturday we noticed that one of our 8 month old twins, Kenzie, had a runny nose too. Sunday, we were all sick. Kenzie was all plugged up she didn't sleep well Saturday night. Her twin sister, Zoey, was starting to cough and sneeze. My husband and I were both all stuffed up with muscle aches. We were miserable.

Monday, both my husband and I took sick days. Again Kenzie didn't sleep well Sunday night so we were both up most of the night. Both still stuffed up and achy. Both babies still miserable, but Mia was raring to go. She was feeling better and wanted to play all day! Neither of us had the energy for that. We felt so bad. It's hard to be a sick parent. I tried doing an art project with Mia, but that only kept her attention for about 5 minutes. A movie was a little better. Building princess towers with her blocks was her favorite thing.

What kinds of things do you do with your kids when you're sick?

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