Sometimes I firmly believe that I could do it... of course, I'm certain I could do it when our kids get in school, but sometimes I am crazy enough to believe I could do it now. Then, life happens and I realize how impossible it seems.
For example... welcome week one of March. Bryton starts Sunday with this little wheezy cough that effects him mostly at night time, Monday it's a little more severe, Tuesday I have a kid with a runny nose, fever, and who is totally fussy, and Wednesday we find out he had a double ear infection. Rosey.
SO - since I sub, I was already scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. Aaron was nice enough to stay home Wednesday, but said he couldn't do it Thursday, he had work, so I stayed home Thursday.
May I also mention that Thursday I began feeling scratchiness in my own throat and my ears getting plugged up.
Friday I was able to work because Aaron is normally off on Friday. So I went to school, scratchy throat, stuffy ears and all. Not a huge deal because I didn't feel awful.
That is, until today. So, now my goal is, since I'm working Monday, get me better, Bryton better (he's fever free and has been for several days so technically he can go to the sitter, but I don't want to send him feeling awful) and everyone in 'working' condition for next week's work week. So someone explain to me, how do parents juggle full time jobs without taking off of work constantly for their kids illnesses and then their own? I just don't get it.
You know what else I don't get? I've been waiting since December for warm weather, and now that it's here, I can't enjoy it. Grrrrr....