It’s highly likely that if you are reading this particular article, you’re a mom. So, it’s time to hand this one over to your partner or children who can read this and know how to take care of you when you are the one who is laid up unwell!
A big part of parenting is taking are of the whole family when they’re sick. Mom’s fetch and carry, empty sick buckets and have the washing machine on constantly to wash the sheets when they get covered in germs. It’s a part of being a parent, and all moms know that getting on with it is the best thing. But what about mom? What about when SHE gets sick or has an injury and finds herself laid up in bed after a knee replacement? Who is going to be there for her? YOU! You are taken care of from the moment you feel unwell, and when mom is down it’s time to step up and survive a sick day with her. We’ve got some fantastic ways you can chip in and make sure that the world doesn’t stop turning just because mom is down with a sickness. You may find you don’t clean up to her standards, but the key is to try, so here it is:
Call For Help. Mom never asks for help, but her capability to take care of you is beyond anything else in the world. Partners; you need to call the grandparents, friends or neighbors and see if they can take the kids for the day so that you can work. Mom needs rest, rest and more rest, along with fluids and being waited on hand and foot. Ask for reinforcements and support – it takes a village.
Duvet Day. Kids; it’s time to curl up and behave for a day. Mom needs to be still and heal, and she cannot wait on you for the day. So, make a plan to rotate who does the snacks and drinks. Ask for some cash for a pizza; when Dad is at work, special measures must be taken, and mom mustn’t be disturbed!