Seriously. Every May, travel, work, and the final push to the end of the school year result in summer colds, mood swings, and general physical ailments.
At first, taking a week off from running for the DC trip seemed great; my sore toes stopped feeling sore, and I thought I was marginally caught up on sleep.
I was wrong to be so optimistic! I was sick enough today that my kids kept telling me, "Mrs. K, you sound really sick." At least I wasn't getting the whole "You look really sick" thing. Maybe they're saving that for tomorrow.
This is how I've spent the last week:
|Sick in bed with Archie.|
|Dinner in bed.|
|Filling and refilling the garbage can. #noshame|
|The kids drew pictures for me after we played vocab-review-pic-charades.|
|Teacher Appreciation Week made me feel appreciated.|
|Mucinex finally makes a medication that WORKS for me!|
|Orange juice and ice cream is full of vitamin C, good for a sore throat, and tasty!|
|And I got to go home for Mother's Day to see my parents and Charlie.|
I was not an easy kid to raise. My mom is seriously a saint for dealing with and supporting me through everything. As I get older and see my friends with kids, I appreciate even more all the things my mom did for me, especially the daily minutiae, like laundry, nose-wiping, late nights, and dinner preparation. My mom was a champion for me and my sister when we were young and she was learning how to feed us gluten free foods (in the days before pre-made GF everything)...
She cooked two dinners a night, one "regular", one GF. She made sure our friends, friends' parents, and teachers knew what we could or couldn't eat. Seriously, heroic.
When I picture her dealing with my childhood asthma, my eczema, my emotional instabilities, I feel pity and deep pride. She got through it all with grace, and I like to think I am who I am today in great part because of her.
|Fun fact: we share a birthday and are basically twins.|
How has your May been so far?
What's the best thing to do/eat/drink to kill a summer cold?