Monday, April 4, 2011

The Man Cold vs. The Mom Cold

Like a 2 pack a day smoker, that's what I sound like as of Friday night. Both boys have colds so likely the fun was spread around.

I'm trying to knock it out early so it doesn't turn into a man cold. Moms are allowed one man cold a season, and I'm all out.

Man Cold: that debilitating sickness of epic proportions defined by complaining,whining and a total lack of parental responsibility.

Mom Cold: defined by no one in the house even noticing the plethora of medicines on the kitchen counter. I woke up the dog coughing last night. Fun times.

In the meantime I owe myself an April goal post, the weekend round up of babyshower hostin' and monster truckin' with Ben. Definitely opposite ends of the spectrum. Luckily the shower co-host did SO much work, food prep, super cute decorations. I felt like I kinda showed up with the cake, mixed some punch, took some pictures. The mom seemed to be was happy with the final product.

The boys and I went to the park and finished up some yard work once home while bill finished a training run for his 1/2 next week. Grass mowed, weeding started, flower beds tilled. The boys played with a ball on a blanket and wore each other down. I had the first realtor out on Friday, two more this week. Hearing the (long but expected) punch list is kicking the desire to get moving into gear in a good kind of way.

I have a feeling things are about to be crazy/busy(ier).


Katrina said...

Aww man, I hope you feel better soon! I know all about the Woman cold vs. the Man cold :) I like what you bring up though; when I was growing up, we seriously NEVER ever saw our Mom sick (she was a homemaker - or I guess today, a SAHM - I hate acronyms - might be from living life in the military) and we as kids always got the flu etc.. but I never remember my Mom getting sick or having to be in bed. Ever. Until we got older. And if THAT happened, we knew that Mom had to be pretty darn SICK to be laying down :) I think my Mom said back in the day, that she just got immune to the kid's cold/flu :) Nowadays though - I think the viruses are mega mutations or SOMETHING because EVERYONE gets sick now - especially when their kids are sick (my sisters have been sick all winter long) - it just never ends!!!!

Take care and hope you feel better!!!!

Carrie77 said...

Awww! I hope you feel better! Are you doing Dream Lab this time? I signed up!!

Ms Mae said...

Agree - hope you feel better.

Have I mentioned that you are inspiring me to maybe....maybe come up with goals everymonth. Hhhmmm...that maybe my come up with some ;)