I just had a b-rill-i-ant idea, in the shower of course!!
I've been unwell for the past two days and as well as dragging myself around just to do the bare minimum for the kids, I have been letting the housework slide because I just don't feel up to it. So as I look around the house this evening, it's beginning to look like my worst nightmare.
I've been wishing for a nanny, a magic wand and a fairy godmother all day.
So, my idea? A team of dedicated professionals that come to your house when you are sick. Because we deserve sick days, too! Right?!
The team would consist of:
1) A doctor or medical professional to check that you are in fact unwell and require assistance. We wouldn't want anyone taking fake sickies. And they could also write prescriptions and tend to your medical needs so you do not have to sit for hours with a small child/children, while you're feeling like death warmed up, in a waiting room.
2) A chauffeur/run around person to take you and your children to school, or just your children if they old enough. They would do the grocery shopping, any other shopping you need and pick up your prescribed medicines. This person would also fill in for any volunteer jobs you have for the day such as helping in your child/children's classrooms, tuckshop, library etc. They do everything that would normally require you to leave the house.
3) A cleaner to wash the dishes, do the laundry, folding, ironing, floors, bathrooms and anything else that obviously needs cleaning.
4) A chef/cook to prepare meals and snacks for the whole family and leave a few in the freezer for the rest of the week.
5) A nanny to entertain and tend to every single need of any child/children you have at home.
Then you could get on with the business of resting and recuperating, which of course happens much faster if you don't have to do anything!!
This team of angels will come for as many days as the doctor deems necessary.
Don't you think it's a good idea? I only see one problem with it. Funding. Ah yes, who would pay for this?? Not the government, they can't afford to pay for all the other necessities as it is.
How about a brand new charity. It could be called "Sick Days for Mums & Dads". I'd donate to that one, wouldn't you?