Monday, December 10, 2007

The post where I eat humble pie

Dear everyone in the world who became a parent before me,

I just want to say that I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that I thought you were all hypochondriacs.

I’m sorry that I secretly suspected you were getting sick all the time largely because you let yourself get run down and out of shape when you had kids. I’m sorry that I smugly assumed that good eating habits and regular exercise would somehow grant me immunity from my child/ walking germ factory, who I now know is but a foot soldier in an international army bent on biological warfare.

I'm an idiot.

And if it makes you feel any better, I’m an idiot who has been sharing the same cold with my husband for nearly two weeks now.

Consider my ass well and truly kicked.


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naomicatgirl said...

Two weeks?


Talk to me when you hit two months!

(feel better!)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Too funny. I hope you feel better soon:)

Audrey said...

Funny post. It must be horrible having a cold for 2 weeks. Hope you'll feel better soon.

Barrie said...

Hope you kick the cold asap. This is NOT the time of year to be sick. :)

metro mama said...

I will be showing up tonight with a red nose.

Laura said...

OH my! How true!!!! I totally could have written this letter (not as well as you...but never the less!)

Get well soon!

GoMommy said...

Seriously...Little C has a raging head cold (karma?) and now I'm starting to feel a little stuffy. I hope you start to feel better soon!

Dayna said...

Apology accepted. LOL. Kids are such germ factories!

Badness Jones said... little darlings drip germy mucus from September 'til March.

Welcome to the sick parade!

Tania said...

Drugs are good.

OHmommy said...

This bug must be going around from blogger to blogger. We have it. Others have it. We all have it.

Just took a Target run and bought some fancy tissues with lotion. Simply divine.

Hope you guys feel better soon.

Unknown said...

I feel your pain!!

I told my husband he needs to stay away from me until I'm better because I refuse to put up with his "I have a cold so I must be dying a slow and painful death" whine. He knew EXACTLY what I was talking about!

Feel better!!

Kellan said...

Apology accepted and I am so sorry you are not feeling well - that sucks! Take care and try to have a good day. Kellan

Kyla said...

Ah, yes. Those sweet little carrier monkeys. Mine have an affinity for strep. Lovely.

Family Adventure said...


We love them, but in the fall it sucks big time being surrounded by little bug manufacturers. And their pals.

Hang in there!


shay said...

Too funny!
Ah the fun passing of the flu...around and around and around.

I loved the way you apologized, now that I think about it, I could apologize for many things thought pre-kid...if I could still think after four kids lol.

moplans said...

Its ok. You have to join the club to know.
It is only the most outwardly smug that I hope will get what is coming to them.
I broke up with someone over this. We are not wimps, these kids are powerhouses.

feel better.

Dark Daughta said...

Anyone who is childless and who deals with parents and their children should really read this post. For one, I think my daughter's public school teachers will definitely be eating some serious double decker humble pie when or if they ever have children.

crazymumma said...

I like my humble pie with icecream.

get better soon....

Rachel said...

LOL! That is the damn truth!
Beautiful letter!
Hysterical and so true!!

Llama Momma said...

Isn't that the truth?? I'm right there with you. And while I'm at it, I may as well apologize for thinking people were terrible for feeding their kids hot dogs.

(I know. Three kids later, let me tell you, there is no judgement here!)