Mama doesn't get sick days.

Well, I have succumbed to the flu that CG came down with last week. I guess the bright spot in this new development is that I can stop washing my hands incessantly now that we've all got the same crud.

I was feeling a bit sorry for myself today, all "mama doesn't get sick days" about it. But the truth is, I haven't ever really "gotten" sick days. Before I was a mom, I was a self employed dancer/Pilates instructor/massage therapist. I took class, rehearsed and performed through colds, flus, strep throat, you name it. I worked people out while trying not to hock a loogie on them; I gave massages where I stared at the trashcan and wondered if I've have to use it. I did cancel clients and skip class when I really couldn't hang but it was more often that I just dealt with it. It sucked but working through sickness was a part of life. Just like it is now.


In other news, we just watched "Hustle and Flow" and I'm shocked to say that I actually found a somewhat violent movie about a pimp really uplifting. How crazy is that? Oh, and if you haven't seen "Once" yet and you are AT ALL moved by passionate songwriting and love stories YOU MUST SEE IT.


Kathleen said...

What kind of dance movie blog is this, anyways? NO mention so far of "How She Move"?!?

I want a virtual date with you to go see that movie!

My Buddy Mimi said...

I miss being able to curl up on the couch and watch movies all day when I'm sick. I hope you feel better soon.

Marie Green said...

This is the 2nd time in 2 days that someone has mentioned the movie Once to me. I'm going over to add it to our netfix cue right now...

Hope you feel better!

Anonymous said...

Iam sending you virtual homemade chicken soup and lots of get well hugs.XXXOOOOOOOOOOO
Love, grammalouie

grammalouie said...

P.S. how did I get to be "anonymous"?!

desperate housewife said...

I hope you feel better! I was starting to feel flu-ish today too, and was thinking resentfully, "So much for obsessive hand washing! Guess I get to be sick WHILE caring for a sick kid, yay!"
But then I went to aerobics anyways, and I actually DO feel better. So maybe do some of that pilates jazz, since you know how, and hopefully it'll help?

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