During the day, my job is to take care of our daughter. While I’m paid in spades in laughter and snuggles, the other benefits for stay at home moms are lacking – namely sick time (and a salary…and vacation time…and health benefits…even a lunch break…but that’s a conversation for another day).
I can remember it happening maybe two other times – one of those being when I felt like I might die from mastitis – where I needed my husband to stay home from work to take care of our daughter while I took care of myself. He needed to take time so I could take time.
Last week, an inexplicable illness struck. I still don’t know what I had, but I do know that I could hardly move I felt so crummy. And, with my husband unable to take time off this time, I had to call upon my in laws to take my daughter for the day while I got some rest. I’m fortunate to be able to do that.