I'm sick today. Got a penicillin shot for strep throat that I caught from my darling son.
Before being diagnosed I went to work, I had an obligation, I made it through the day.
The best thing about the mom being sick - getting peace and quiet. The others have to fend for themselves. It's nice (besides the discomfort) to relax, catch up on reading and sleep, and not worry about chores for a day or so.