"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Sunday, February 20, 2005

I try not to be too much like my mom...

but, at moments like this, I know I have a lot of her in me. See, my mom has what I describe as an "Earth mother to the world" complex. My mom thinks she should be able to fix every problem for every person. She thinks she should be able to do anything someone needs. She thinks she should be able to be there for everyone...all the time. Basically, my mom thinks she should be Dr. Phil and Martha Stewart all rolled into one (now thats an ugly picture).

Why do I bring this up now? Well, we are still sick here in the C household. My youngest is recovering from pink eye and seems to have a bit of the stomache bug going around. My oldest is recovering from walking pneumonia. My husband has the same head and chest cold that gave our son pneumonia only hubby got a sinus infection. And me, I have a mildly sore throat and a bit of a cough. I have sort of taken a step back from my computer time to try and nurse us all back to our normal healthy state. And instead of just contentedly doing that, I am fretting that I haaven't been able to read my friends blogs or respond to posts on message boards and offer my support.

Excuse me now while I go beat down my earth momther tendencies and begin chanting my mantra..."I am only human. I am not superwoman."

3 comments:

Jenn said...

You just focus on getting yourself and the family better--we'll still be here!!

I hope things become germ-free soon.

Ana said...

I hope everyone gets better soon, being sick sucks.
Hugs

Julianna said...

So sorry everyone is feeling bad. I hope you feel better soon.