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Worst Mom EVER!

By now you’ve heard on all internet chat rooms, that I am the worst mom ever.  This, of course, is posted by my children.

Last night, we received about 9 inches of snow.  “Yeah!  No school!” quickly turned into “What do you mean I can’t go outside?”  This question was demanded by my daughter who stayed home from school yesterday with a nasty cough, runny nose, and generally miserable.  No fever, but yesterday I was the greatest mom ever because I let her stay home.  And I stand by that decision.  She was in no condition to be going to school and infecting others.  Today, however, I’m the worst mom ever.  Even though she agrees that if there was school today, she wouldn’t be well enough to attend.

Now for the son.  He is mad because I made everyone in the house take their temperatures.  My hubby came home from Chicago last night and was miserable with a stuffy nose, headache, etc.  I sound like Lauren Bacall or Suzanne Pleshette, take your pick.  So we all took our temps and the son’s was the highest of anyone (only 98.9), yet felt better than anyone after a week or so of a sore throat and cough (not bad enough to stay home from school.)   I agreed that I would have sent him to school, so I told him he could play outside in the snow for 30 minutes.  Then, if his cough stayed away, I would let him go for an hour this afternoon when it was a bit warmer.  As you can imagine, this put me on the top of the ladder of worst moms ever.  (Now get this, his best friend called to see if he could play outside.  When my son told him that he had a temp of 98.9, the mom of the best friend said, “Let’s see if his temperature gets any better before you play with him.”  But, that, of course, just makes me even worse of a mom.)

Add to this that the hubby disagrees with me about our son.  As I explained to him and my son, I am the one who will have to take care of the sick boy and hear all his complaints, if he gets sick.

Let’s recall here, that we have 8-9 inches of snow.  It’s not going anywhere soon.

My daughter just came in and asked, “Pretty please can I go outside?”  When I said no and if she asked again, I’d send her to her room, she countered, “I’ll clean up my room!”  Geezo!  I then went into the explanation of “You have a cold (as she sniffed a big chunk of goo) and if you go outside then it could settle in your chest, then you get pneumonia, and then you go to the hospital.  Now DON’T ASK ME AGAIN!”  She is now crying in her room.

Is it time for another Xanax?

Comments on: "Worst Mom EVER!" (6)

  1. Hopefully they’re better tomorrow, and maybe the cold weather will get everyones noses to run and get the junk all out! You are precious-have a great weekend.

  2. You did the right thing!

  3. migraine queen said:

    Ooops, I left my comment on your blog for January 31st. Sorry.

  4. You did the right thing. Jordan was fine Friday…went out sledding…now she has been home Saturday and Sunday here with a low grade fever and tons of snot! She has gone through a ton of tissues. She didn’t start this until after her time in the snow, but if it had started at all in advance she wouldn’t have gone out. We didn’t go to the super bowl gathering that we were scheduled for so that she can work on getting better. Keep in your heart that you did what was right for your kids and their health! Although I understand it definitely doesn’t make us feel sane sometimes. Good luck and hope the weekend held better moments! Leah

  5. You are NOT the worst mom ever. I think I own that title lately! Hang in there! We are all thinking about you and praying for you.

  6. starheart said:

    Yeah, I know it’s October and everything, so I’m alittle bit late for commenting, but oh well. You did the right thing. My mom would have done the same. But, we hardly ever get snow down here in Texas, so it’s not usually an issue.

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