Ever since I became a mom, almost two years ago, I've realized how strange motherhood is. Like, it's weird, you guys. From the weird things moms do when they potty train to the weird things mom do when they're breast pumping to everything in between, motherhood is filled with situations that, unless you're a mom, can seem odd. The same can definitely be said for those days when moms get sick, and there are weird things every mom does when she's sick that are born out of necessity and perseverance and, well, they're freakin' strange.
I remember the good old days, when being sick meant that I was able to stay in bed and watch a bunch of movies and sleep and eat soup and drink fluids and take care of myself, and only myself. Yeah, that's not a thing anymore. Now, when I'm sick, I'm still running around and doing chores and feeding my kid and making sure he's having "fun" and doing everything that I would essentially be doing if I was healthy. Even if I call into work and take a "sick day," I'm cooking and cleaning and taking care of another human being. So, yeah, there are no more "sick days." They don't exist. They're a thing of the past. Ugh, that sucks.
It's also kind of weird, as I have established a ritual that can help me navigate "normal" days when I'm on my deathbed (let me indulge) and dying (I'm not, really, but it feels like it) and sick as a freakin' dog (I've never understood that phrase). It's a strange ritual, but it's necessary, and I am convinced that most mothers act the same way when they're sick. So, with that in mind, here are the weird things moms do when they're under the weather, because misery loves company.