Growing up, I always thought my mom was the healthiest person alive because she never seemed to get sick. Of course, the truth was that she just never took any time off when she was under the weather. Moms are amazing. We can give birth and get right back to getting things done in no time. The common cold is a mere inconvenience. It takes so much more than that to slow us down. Right?
Yet, oddly enough, a man gets a cold and can’t move for three days. Isn’t it mind boggling how easy it is to take down an otherwise strong, meat eating, beer drinking man…with a little sniffle?
It’s okay guys. I know you can’t help yourselves.
Ladies, when you get a cold, do you get a day off? No. If you get a headache, do you stop doing laundry and cooking dinner? No. If you have the flu, do you get excused from taking care of the kids or changing diapers? No, because you are a mom.
So, I’m raising my coffee cup in a toast today, to all the moms (mine included) who continue the hard work of motherhood when they are sick, tired and yes, even when they have a cold.
This video is for you, ladies. If you have ever stumbled over a man with a cold while trying to get all the many things you need to get done in a day, you’ll understand!