I took the day off of work today, because Maddux has been feeling under the weather. He officially has his first cold.
I was somewhat in denial that this would ever happen. And honestly, he is still a pretty happy little camper. That is, until it’s time to take a nap or go down for the night. Nights are miserable right now. I’m just trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a small meltdown last night. I wanted sleep, too! Hopefully our little family will get some rest soon. It breaks my heart when I look into his eyes. They are so tired. He doesn’t have that same sparkle right now.
Don’t worry, though, we’re equipped with all the essentials.
I also want to add that I’m pretty much an expert on snot now. My life is so glamorous.
Another thing that his first illness has taught me is just how quickly the common cold can completely turn a house upside down. We’re surrounded by a mess. We’re all tired. We’re all crabby. Only the most important tasks are being accomplished right now. Of course, the main goal is to help M feel better. There are a lot of snuggles happening up in this joint.
Another gripe I have with this cold? It’s keeping me from getting my sweat on! I’ve never experienced a break from working out because someone else is sick. It’s such a bizarre feeling. I’m itching to get in the gym after my half to loosen up and get back into the swing of things. I might be tired from lack of sleep, but I’m perfectly capable of getting in a workout. Now, I know what you’re thinking… just ask Ryne to watch the baby while you work out! Well. I would. But as luck would have it, Ryne feels like death right now. Hopefully they are both feeling better tonight. I probably sound so selfish. I really and truly want them to feel better, and not just because my butt and the gym need a reunion.
Mom guilt. It’s real. And it sucks.
Moms, have you ever felt this way? I feel terrible for complaining when I’m not the one who feels bad. I’d also appreciate any tips and tricks to beating the crap out of this cold!
How do you handle a forced break from fitness? I’m especially curious to hear how y’all handle it when you know you could and should be working out.