May 23, 2011

I Have a Case of Guilt

Last night at dinner, I started to feel sick to my stomach. Not good since Brett was leaving for work soon and I would have to get the kids to bed by myself. I'll spare you the details, but I was up all night sick. So needless to say in the morning when the girls woke up, I couldn't lift my head off the pillow. I called my mom and asked her to come over and take care of the kids. Thankfully, she was able to come over.

Brett woke a hour early to take care of the kids for me while my mom was on her way. Yes, sadly Brett is working days and nights right now. We see him for dinner and then he's off again. This was a really bad time for me to get sick.

My little Molly is going through a clingy mommy phase. This morning she kept coming into my room looking for me. My poor little girl cried for me whenever she saw me. And I could hear her crying for me out in the family room. It made me feel so guilty! And I really can't figure out why. It's not like she was out there sobbing for me, she just kept wanting to be near me and cried when she was told no. Isabella came in a few times too, but she understood that Mommy was sick, Molly not so much.

My sweet girl eating salad on Mother's Day

What is wrong with me? I'm sick not hiding out and avoiding my kids. (Something I've done from time to time when they've pushed me to the limit.) But hearing Molly ask for mommy made me feel bad. So I guess I'll chalk it up to having a bad case of guilt with a side of stomach yuckyness! (Sure it's a word!)

Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow!


  1. I feel your pain. I can never rest when the kids are upset and I am in bed sick. I always feel bad. Get better soon!

  2. Oh I hope you feel better soon! Molly is probably sensing you need some love and is showing it the best way she knows how!
    I totally understand the guilt though, when I had the flu Pal stayed home from work, but I just couldn't relax and only slept when the children did throughout the day!

  3.'s to hoping you feel better tomorrow. I know how you feel. There have been times when I was sick that my husband or mom would try to keep Moo preoccupied so that I could rest and she wouldn't get my cold and she would be crying for me in the other room. It's just heart breaking when you want to be around your kids or come to their beck and call and really can't.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear that Allison! I hope you're feeling lots better now. Hopefully, we'll get to visit on Thursday! :)

  6. Awww, that would break my heart, too! I hope you are feeling better soon. Rest up while you can!

  7. Aww, I know the feeling all too well. I hope you are feeling better.

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  9. Awww, poor mama! I think its just precious that your daughter that your daughter wants to be so close to you. I hope you feel better soon.

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  11. hope you feel better too love!! I love your monkey header.

    p.s. I always feel guilty when i'm sick lol!!

    new follower via the hop!

  12. I'm with everyone else - it's normal. I think it's just mom guilt and comes with the territory. We're used to being everything to our kids but we need to feel like ourselves to take care of them. Feel better before caving into the guilt mama!

  13. Hope you feel better. It's hard for all the family members when mom is sick.
    I think Mommy guilt is part of being a mom : it will be there but you will learn how to deal with it.


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