#sol16 March 10 A Slice of a Sick Day

Slice of LIfe  I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing! 


Sick Days

Sick Days when I was a kid
Mom took care of me
I rested on the couch, on my bed
I read books
Watched TV
The Price is Right
Little House on the Prairie. 
I slept off and on
My mom brought me water and saltines
I watched People's Court
Read another book
Went to bed 

Sick Days now
I am awakened at 6:30 
head downstairs
I fill the dishwasher
Wash pots and pans
Clean the stove
Wipe down the fridge 
Clear and clean the counters
Step over legos
Mediate bickering
Go to Target for essentials
Stop at Trader Joes 
Come home to more dishes
Sit for a minute, open a book
Console a crying 6 year old
Go outside on this blustery, grey windy day
Listen to children make a fort
Wait for after bedtime
to rest, to sleep

4 thoughts on “#sol16 March 10 A Slice of a Sick Day

  1. I love the comparisons that you make in this piece. Its funny how life never stops as a parent (i’m an aunt). You are always constantly moving! My nephew was sick this past weekend and I swear that the cold did not slow him down. He ate, played with all of his toys, watched his movies, while I cooked and cleaned and wiped his nose. Great slice!

  2. I completely relate to this post! As a kid it seems so glamorous to be an adult and then we you get there you realize all you do is work! I remember finding it amusing that my mom would fall asleep if she sat down while we watched t.v. after dinner. Now I completely get the tiredness! I hope you get some sleep tonight!

  3. I so relate to this slice. Becoming a parent and an adult seems to mean always being “on” or feeling like you should be “on.” Thank you for this one-so reassuring.

  4. It’s way easier to go to work when you’re sick than stay home. You made me laugh…oh to be young when Mom took care of everything!

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