Can someone explain to me why my kids always get sick when we have plans? 340 days of the year I would say we have no plans and can stay home and take care of them, but they ALWAYS pick on of the 25 days we have big plans to get sick. Last night Jack (the middle one) was up until about 3 complaining of an earache, needless to say this morning he is super crabby because he didn't get enough sleep. So he was supposed to have a concert at school this morning which has now been replaced with a doctors appointment. Tonight him and Emma (our oldest) have been practicing for months for their Christmas concert at church which he will now most likely not make it too. Hopefully he will be feeling better by tomorrow for the other church concert (there are two shows). And we have our annual Christmas party at our house tomorrow night which will have to be cancelled if he is not feeling better. Does it make me a bad mom that I am actually angry right now?! Will we ever be able to have plans as a family and stick to them again?!