Get this woman a lobster tail, stat!
Being sick sucks enough when you only have to take care of yourself. You can just turn into a foul-smelling puddle on the couch and wait until your will to live returns. But when you're a parent, that's probably not an option. Regardless of how garbage-y you feel, you've got to get up, zombie-walk yourself into the kitchen, and try to keep your children from going ferrel.
That is, unless you're lucky enough to be the mother of the kid, who brought this note to a friend's house to give to the friend's parents:
"If you happen to be going to the florist/fish market anyway..." (via)
A lesser kid would have simply gone for imitation crab and some wine coolers. But if you're really wanna take care of your mom, you've got to go the extra mile.