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 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”
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!
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!
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.
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!