Cold Recovery Tip #432

9 Oct

When suffering from a nasty cold, I heartily recommend that you pack your day as full as possible.  Rise from bed at a dead run with a schedule so full that you haven’t got time for breakfast, stop by the store on your way to work to grab your kids’ lunch out of the deli section, kiss them on their heads and shove them at their teachers.  Teach all day as much as you can, as fast as you can.  Overbook your afternoon calendar so that you have to literally be in two places at once — rush into one of them blowing air kisses (or the teacher equivalent — I’m off to a meeting, tra-la!) and then climb into your car and drive halfway across the county for a training seminar.  Learn lots of useful things before piling back into your car to deadhead back to your school for a meeting that started 1/2 hour before you could possibly be there.  Stay at that meeting until nearly 8pm.  Rush back to the grocery store to buy the things that your family truly can’t live without for one more day.  Fly home, tucking one child into bed while helping your other child create amazing posters for her campaign to be secretary of the student council — and dealing with the tantrum that ensues when one child goes to bed while the other one “gets to stay up.”  Chase second child to bed an hour and a half past her bedtime and finish coloring in the posters.  Collapse into your own bed at around midnight.  Sleep like a rock and get up and start all over again.

Okay now, class, let me see your hands . . . how many of you wish you were me?  Anyone?  Anyone?


5 Responses to “Cold Recovery Tip #432”

  1. robin andrea 9 October, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    I don’t think you can have two days like that in a row, so I’m hoping today is better. I once read that the best thing for a cold is rest. Something that modern life doesn’t really give us time for. Good luck, and get well soon.

  2. Mary 9 October, 2007 at 10:46 am #

    NOOOO! Please heed to the amber light and slow down!

    Gosh, Liza Lee. I’m worn out but you do always make me laugh.

  3. Wende 9 October, 2007 at 6:05 pm #

    um… if I’d known letting you have mascara would lead to this crazy pace, I’d would have snatched your cover girl. GO TO BED!

  4. jayne 10 October, 2007 at 3:10 am #

    Feeling your pain Liza… a day in the life of a busy mom!

  5. Miz S 11 October, 2007 at 1:43 am #

    Total craziness. I’ve been there. It’s not good for anyone.

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