Monday, January 14, 2013
So this week the family has gotten sick, one person at a time. The daughter got sick on Sunday afternoon, the boys got sick on Tuesday and I got sick on Thursday. Now I have the luxury of being able to stay home while I'm sick, but I've gotten yelled at for calling my kids in sick all week without a doctor's permission (note) and my husband can only call in sick two days in a row without going to the doctor. Like we should need some proof we're sick enough to stay home? This is the problem with America, if you're sick you're supposed to stay home according to the news, but heaven forbid you actually get sick and use your health insurance so premiums go up to being even more unaffordable, but you need to have a doctor tell you what you already know, that you're sick, it's a virus and all you can do is stay home and wait it out.
Then, heaven forbid, you have to go out and pick up medication, so you get evil stares from people, even though or especially because you're wearing a mask to stop some of the spread.
I wish everyone had the luxury of staying home while sick, but if the husband did, we wouldn't be able to pay all our bills this month. Now I'll have the backlash of not bringing both kids to the doctor also. I kept them both home all week and "policy states" that I need one when I keep them home for more than 3 days or 10 days total. Oh no, so I tried to stop the flow of the flu, so sue me.
As soon as the kids are off on the bus today, I'm going back to bed...