I Am The Mom

Wannabee BLUNT
Written by Wannabee BLUNT

My oldest son was just diagnosed with Influenza.  I did what all moms do.  I took care of him.
I’m not trying to be a martyr or anything.  I’m the mom.

I got very sick taking care of him.  I ached, I threw up, I cried, I fevered.
Okay.  That’s fine.  I’m the mom.

Five hours after throwing up I went out to unload the dishwasher just to fill it again.
I had a million red dots scattered all around my eyes.  Broken blood vessels from throwing up five hours before.
I’m not trying to be a martyr or anything.  I’m just the mom.

I looked around at all of the tainted blankets and un-sanitized doorknobs.  Wash and Lysol.
That’s okay.  I’m the mom.

I crawled back into bed.  Every one of my muscles ached.  But who would make dinner?  My husband wouldn’t do it.
I dragged myself out of bed once again.

I drove to the grocery store and gimped my way isle to aisle to find something I could make for dinner.
That’s okay.  Fine.  I’m the mom.

I boiled a chicken on low.  They would have chicken noodle soup that evening.

My youngest two came home coughing.  I ran to get more Tamiflu.
That’s okay. Fine….just fine.  I’m the mom.

I love being Mom.  I’m not trying to be a martyr.

But today I just needed to be a human being.  Not the mom.

But isn’t this what we signed up for?  No matter how sick, how tired, or how fevered; I’m the mom.


My name is Sarah Feldkamp.  I have three kids.  I teach school and am currently writing a fictional novel entitled the Blue Feathered Robin.  Otherwise, my writing portfolio includes unpublished children’s books with illustrations; and one published work entitled I’m the Mom (courtesy of Blunt Moms).  As a middle-aged woman who has spent much of my adulthood rearing children and working a traditional job, I have recently decided to take some time for my own dream which is to write.  “I’m the mom” will be my first published work; written at a great moment of exasperation and weakness. You can find me on scfeldkamps.

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Wannabee BLUNT

Wannabee BLUNT

Wannabe's are Guest Authors to BLUNTmoms. They might be one-hit wonders, or share a variety of posts with us. They "may" share their names with you, or they might write as "anonymous" but either way, they are sharing their stories and their opinions on our site, and for that we are grateful.

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