Feeling awful after being up most the night, sick.
Sore throat, swollen glands, fever, stuffy nose, fever, headache, chills, dizziness…
Yet, still having to get the kids ready for school.
Breakfast, clothes on, shoes found, backpacks checked, lunches and snacks packed.
Trying to get everyone out the door on time.
All while feeling like the world is spinning.
It’s what moms do, right?
No one usually gives us a day off when we are sick.
Then I notice Hubs, snoring away.
Still sleeping because he has this same sickness.
He gave it to me, I’m sure.
Yet, he’s resting.
And I have a wild desire to smother him with a pillow.
Or, at least smack him over the head with one.
Because really, if I’m up and getting these kids ready for school even though I’m sick, he damn well could be up helping me, couldn’t he?
It shouldn’t all fall to me.
Anger flares up.
How I’d love to be still asleep.
It’s not fair.
But before I can pick up a pillow to use as a weapon, I realize something.
Hubs isn’t a mind-reader.
Especially not in his sleep.
He has not a clue that I’m just as sick (if not sicker- let’s say I’m sicker) as he is.
So he sleeps away, thinking I can handle the morning routine all on my own, like I do 98% of the time.
I didn’t ask for help.
I often don’t ask for help- even when I need it.
Sometimes it’s because I think someone should realize that I need help and just offer it without my having to ask, like when I’m sick.
And other times it’s because I hate swallowing my pride and admitting that I can’t do it all and that help would be greatly appreciated.
And sometimes I’m just afraid I’ll ask for help and be told no.
But, we all need a little help now and then- and we shouldn’t be afraid to ask.
Are you able to ask for help when you need it?
Speaking of asking for help: have you seen the #MiracleMoms campaign I’m a part of? I would love your help with it- and you’ll get ad space on my blog in return for helping.
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