I am in need of a bit of guidance or advise from the Stay-At-Home or Work-From-Home, or even the not so stay-at-home types of parents today. Since as I noted earlier, I have to juggle my schedule and work from home today since our aftercare program which is school based closes along with the school for Spring Break.
Under normal situations, I have found attempting to work from home sometimes a bit daunting, because LatteGirl always seems to have a need for something (a drink, a toy, a hug, etc) as soon as I sit down at my computer. Now having wireless, I can (and do) “set up shop” in the dining room so she doesn’t “feel lonely” but that has done little to stem the tide of requests. But that is ultimately manageable, and I can eventually get my work done. But today is not a normal situation for me.
Nope, it seems that much to my surprise, that I am getting sick. Now that may not sound like a big deal to many people. But I don’t get sick. (Oh sure, a bit of a cold here or there, but never for more than a day, and it never is enough to slow me down). The last time I was ill was when I managed to get Strep Throat back in 2003, and that was the first time I had missed work due to getting sick, and had to use a sick day… you know… for actually being sick, in 16 years. So feeling ill is just not something I am used to.
To keep a long story short (Shut it!), how do I manage to keep LatteGirl entertained (fortunately she has 1/2 day today, so I can still take the morning to get some work done and well you know… post this), when I would rather be doing something like, sitting with my head under a towel enjoying the fragrant aroma of Vick’s Vapor Rub, or even more preferable drinking a few shots of warmed up whiskey er… cough syrup, or maybe just ripping my lungs out of my body? (which granted could have an entertainment value for some, but is probably a bit too PG-13 for my 6 year old… excuse me “6-1/2 year old” daughter) How do you balance your need to get well, against the needs of the “I’m bored” child?
Less important can you tell me, how do people deal with this whole”getting sick” think? It just isn’t terribly convenient, so why do normal people do it so often? And how do I get the aliens that are creating this odd green substance the hell out of my lungs?