Well, it’s been seven days now, and we’re all still sick. The kids no longer have fevers, but they have nasty, barking coughs and runny noses. And so do I, lucky as I am.
But…they are fairly chipper and definitely want to play. I am not so chipper, and need to work.
Therein lies my dilemma. Do I:
- Keep one or both of them home to “rest,” which in actuality means “go freakin’ stir-crazy,” because if they’re too sick to go to daycare, they’re too sick to play outside, and I get no work done and am exhausted by their antics? Or:
- Send them to daycare, where she will heap scorn on my parenting skills by foisting coughing children on her and the other kids, but where the kids will have more fun and probably better behavior, and I get some work done in a quiet house?
I sent them to daycare today. I’m sure it would be better for their physical bodies to stay home where it is a smidgen more “restful.” But it’s a whole lot more emotionally healthy for them to be out of my hair for six hours today. Sigh.