Single Mom Sick Day

When you’re a single mom…

There’s one thing that gets you every time – a sick day.

Especially when you’re both sick. I made this video after Benjamin and I both came down with a nasty flu virus right before Christmas of 2008. I had to use a notepad because Benjamin was crashed asleep nearby.

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keyke July 6, 2009 at 2:20 am

I am new to this website, but now I know what has been missing from my life! I have been there, sick at home with two sick little kids and it was awful! But I tried to look at the positive side and we cuddled a whole lot in between throwing up. LOL!


Missy November 5, 2009 at 10:30 am

This video was simple yet effective. I cried, because I could totally relate.


Cissy February 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Aloha! I loved the simplicity of this message. BTW…you are still GORGEOUS with the flu. 🙂 I can relate …sometimes you just really want someone. My family is thousands of miles away and I just miss them so much. I have learned to Skype and ask my mother for the hundredth time to make her special chicken soup and limeade when Jack-Jack and I come are both sick. Great video.


Tiffany March 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm

i just have to say how touching such a simple video can be. im a single mother of three two of them challenging and i can so relate to sometimes just needing someone!!


ann marie August 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Just found your blog, Alaina, (wish it had been sooner).. 😉 and I am in tears watching this video. Thank you for opening up that much to post it…

I’m a single mom of my 21 month old– my mom isn’t alive, my dad is over an hour away, no brothers, sisters, and there just isn’t anyone really in my life.. yet. There’s been so many times I’ve felt this way..


christine October 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm

i remember watching this when you first posted. it made me cry to watch it again, almost 2 years later. seeing the two little stockings in the background, and knowing that you would get your wish. and maybe for myself, too, because it seems like such a big thing to wish for (and get.)


Kara June 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

This one got me too. So simple, but brought me to tears.


sasha November 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

serious-this video gets me every time i watch it. it feels like its…well- …me. the message is so simple and yet it s so strong that it nearly made me cry. this is EXACTLY the single mama dilemma i also go through at times- ….


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