When you get sick, it’s not like back in your childless days when you could spend as long as you needed lying in bed, watching reality TV marathons, only propping your head up now and again to safely spoon-feed yourself chicken soup so you wouldn’t dribble it on your duvet.
Nope, now that you’ve got kids to take care of, there will be no sick days for you. You’ve got to get up, make them breakfast, play with them, carpool, just like a regular day.
It’s in these moments that DayQuil and NyQuil come in really handy, which is why I partnered with them on their #NoSickDays campaign to create 24 hours in the life of a sick parent. A few weeks back, I asked my readers on the Mommy Shorts Facebook page to submit pictures of the things they still had to do while they were under the weather. Which is, of course, basically, EVERYTHING.
Each one of the 24 chosen photos below gets a $50 Amex gift card and I’m giving away an even bigger prize ($500!!!) for commenting under this post. But before we get to the giveaway…
Here are 24 Hours in the Life of a Sick Parent that were featured yesterday on the @NyQuilDayQuil twitter account:
DayQuil/NyQuil Severe relieves your worst cold & flu symptoms so moms and dads can go back to doing the things we love (and the things we don’t) for our families. Dayquil Severe fights symptoms to help you stay alert and on your feet during the day while Nyquil helps you sleep and recharge for the next day. Because, NEWS FLASH, you can’t take tomorrow off either!
GIVEAWAY: $500 AMEX GIFT CARD
2) Then leave a comment under this post talking about a personal #NoSickDays experience when you had to power through in the name of your kids. Fun times!
You can read the full rules here.
Winner will be selected randomly and announced on March 3rd.
Congrats to $500 Amex Gift Card winner Robin! Please contact email@example.com to claim your prize.
If you were one of the 24 photos featured in this blog post, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your $50 prize! Please put the time stamp of your photo in the subject so we know which one is yours.
This post was sponsored by NyQuil/DayQuil but all thoughts and opinions are my own.