How is everyone? Doing good? Doing well?
Yeah, I wish I weren’t having the week I’m having. There was the highlight of a concert with my husband, but other than that, it hasn’t been hot.
Or, rather, it’s been a little too warm, for M anyway. So much for schedules and routines. “The best laid plans of mice and men…” and moms “oft go awry.”
And I’m so stressed about it. So tired of feeling this way. My kids are my priority, and I don’t ever feel good about doing right by them anymore. That’s pretty effed up, huh?
Anyway, hope Wednesday and the rest of the week treat you well. I’ll be over here, chewing on my fingernails.
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I’m sorry, friend. Yes, that is what FMLA is for. But still, it’s not good that a company can’t just be nice because they ought to be.
See, I have that thought all the time. I get accused of wanting the government to treat me special, but that’s not really what I want. I want employers to do the right things for employees and their families. Not for shareholders and the bottom line. I’m clearly delusional! 🙂
Nothing like a sick kid to make you stop and question whether everything you’re doing is wrong.
Makes me feel like I’m failing my kids and my work. It’s the worst. Sick kid days here always end with me in tears.
But this shall pass. And you’ll get back into your routines and normal-ness. Best of luck and hope this week gets better.
Hang in there. When I was a kid and sick and my mom was at work, she’d always stop at the store and bring me my favorite juice and a symphony bar (she called it the sympathy bar) by Hershey’s. It’s the little things. For both him and you.
I’m sorry that you are having a rough time. Staying at home with a sick kid is hard. First, it is hard to care about a sick kid, but also as a work outside the home person it throws everything in disarray. The girl was sick last week. I was almost angry at her when she still had a fever on day two. (Really? Still?!) Try to enjoy the extra time with the little one no matter what the circumstance. I hope your bump smooths out soon.
Yes, thats what FMLA is for. No, you’re not failing anyone. In the last 6 years ive had 4 surgeries and been off 3 months at a time. I felt guilty too but health and family come first. That was the point of the act: no one should lose their job for caring for their family. Be proud of yourself that you’re not too afraid of what other people think to use it.
Exactly: My priority is my family. I’m tired of stressing about it. If they are going to be jerks (which I don’t think they will be), then it’s out of my hands. I am doing the right thing for my son and for me. He won’t remember it — he’s only 21 months! — but I will.
thanks, everyone! He’s fever-free today, and getting back to being my cheerful little guy. Things will go back to “normal” next week!