Alyssa stayed home from school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. She didn’t have anything going on that required a doctor visit, just a vague, “I don’t feel good.” She said her stomach hurt and she felt dizzy and tired. These were the first days she’s missed all year so Tom and I believed her words and let her stay home.
When I got home from work yesterday, she was singing in the shower so I knew she was feeling better.
But alas, I started feeling icky. Like Alyssa, it was nothing specific, just a vague achiness.
But Olivia had homework that needed to be done. We also needed to study her spelling words. Once all that was done, it was 5:40. For a minute, I considered going in and sitting on the couch. But I knew if I did that, I wouldn’t want to get up and make dinner. So I pushed through. I started dinner for the girls and it was done by 5:50. They were eating by 6 and Olivia was in the bathroom at 6:20 ‘reading a magazine.’
But because I pushed through my vague icky feelings, I was upstairs in the tub by 6:50, blessedly alone.
I made my way back down at 7:20, ready to finish the day. O’s school reading assignment was done by 7:30, she was finished with her evening snack by 7:50, her teeth were brushed by 8:00 and we were all heading to bed at 9:00.
When I woke up this morning, my ickiness was gone and I made it to work with nary a thought to calling in.
Here’s to pushing through and getting it all done even on those days when you just don’t wanna.