Of course, being sick has its disadvantages. The first disadvantage is that, well, you feel sick with a whole mix of miserable, awful, weak, achy, coughing, hacking, chilly, feverish, nausea sprinkled right on top. Yeah, being sick, really blows.
But, there some advantages as well. My most favorite advantage—naps. Lots of naps. You can never underestimate the value of a sweet, mid-day nap. Now, when you’re not sick and decide to lay down and take a little nap, people tend to question it. You’re just being lazy. Children feel it is their duty to be loud and obnoxious, “Mom, mom, mommy, mom,” (See the Stewie Clip below. One of my favorites). But when you’re sick—real sick with proof (gotta have proof, like vomit or a high fever)—people say things such as, “Go lay down. Just rest” and kids tend to be miraculously quiet, tip-toeing around the house because they sense the seriousness of the situation. Such bliss—if only I was well enough to completely enjoy it.
Another advantage of being sick, you get to sit in bed all day with your laptop and no one, not even your spouse, questions the amount of hours you spend on Twitter and reading blogs. It’s like being handed a free pass. It’s awesome. No one says, “Isn’t there something else you could be doing right now? Like laundry or something?” Because, no. No there isn’t. You’re sick. This is all you can do and nothing more.
Lastly, no one expects me to write an intelligent blog post. I’m sick. It’s a given that my blog post will be full of weirdness and ramblings. I’m on drugs. Lots of drugs. So it will be what it will be, no pressure to impress or say something of meaning. I’m sick. Again, another free pass. I could start spouting political mumbo jumbo, or I could post a clip from The Sound of Music and no one would think it weird, because I’m sick. It would sort of be expected.
I promise will write something more fascinating and useful on Wednesday. Unless, of course, I’m still sick. And if so, I’ll just put up a cartoon or something.
Now, I’m off to take my uninterrupted nap and sip some cider for my sore throat. Then I will wake up and watch the first season of Alias, because 1) I’ve never seen it before and 2) because I’m sick and so I can.