Being sick is the absolute worst, especially when you have responsibilities. Having a kid that's sick is a whole other level of hell because, well, often there's little you can do to relieve some of their discomfort. Bummer, right? Well, if you're looking for some silver lining, you're in luck! Did you know there are some things you can only get away with when your kid is sick? It's not like you're reveling in their misery or anything, but you at least enjoy the perks (however minuscule they may be). After all, that's what being a mom is all about : what benefits me. Kidding, of course.
But seriously, there are some perks to having a child home with a cold. Just before Thanksgiving, my youngest came down with a nasty bug (as they tend to do right before a major holiday). He coughed at least once per second all through the night, had snot dripping down into his mouth, and the poor guy wasn't interested in eating a thing (even when offered sweets for breakfast — gasp!). I sent him to school one day so I could get some errands crossed off, only to realize he was actually way too sick to have gone at all. I felt terrible, to say the least. What followed became a long string of days he stayed home with me, and eventually, passing the bug along to the rest of us. Joy.
While he was home all that time (it felt like an eternity), there were definitely some things I didn't mind happening. Of course I wanted him to feel better but who was I to argue with all the fun stuff that came along with it? With that here are just some of the things you can only get away with when your little one is sick, though, to do so otherwise is cool, too (I promise I won't tell).