Because you can't coddle yourself when you're sick and lay in bed all day and have people bring you orange juice, tissues and chicken soup, and you can't sleep as much as you need to, and you can't be alone in a quiet house. Especially when they're sick, too. Although they're on the borderline of being okay to go back to school/daycare and I, on the other hand, am on my DEATHBED.
:) feeling sorry for myself makes me feel a little better. :)