Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Rule For All And All For A Rule

Yesterday was the first day back to school after a lovely, wonderful, relaxing two weeks off.  My kids were less than thrilled to be going back.  I was less than thrilled to be sending them.  I've never been a Mom who counts down the days until school starts.  Hated school as a kid, hate school as an adult.  I almost break out in hives when I go into the high school today, and it's not just because I see teachers I had way back when I was a student there.

Yesterday there were moans and groans and complainants of not feeling well, and I said I was so very sorry, but we all have to do things we don't want to, and school was a thing they had to do.  No fever, no cookies being tossed, no wracking cough, so no sick day.  And they went.

Today is my first day back at work.  There are moans and groans and complaints of not feeling well, but I must apply the rule for the kids to me.  I am not feverish, coughing, or tossing anything.  I just do not feel like going to work.  But we all have to do things we don't want to, and today, work is that thing I've got to do.

I will take a page from my daughters book and add cream to my coffee and one from my son's book and take some tylenol, and one from my own book and feast on buttered toast for breakfast.  Buttered toast makes my day so much better!


  1. I think it must be just one of those things - - I almost called in sick today because I didn't want to go back to work! I didn't. I'm here. And I will try not to complain - - much!

  2. We are so different! I sent my son to school with a racking cough. No fever, no sore throat, he's fine! Did make him some tea to drink on the bus but that was it!

  3. Sometimes practicing what you preach isn't all it's cracked up to be, huh? Hope the buttered toast worked its magic.

  4. Getting back into the groove is so hard to do!

  5. I go back to work tomorrow. It is not going to be pretty but, one thing I know from past experience, is that by 10:30 in the morning, it will be as if there never had been a winter break. The old patterns return quickly and the restful pause that was winter break is forgotten. Until spring break......