In the last three weeks I've had two major illnesses: Gastroenteritis and an Upper Respiratory Infection.
One had me chained to my bathroom- the other has had me down and out...
While I can't say which one was worse - I can tell you this, "I am sick of being sick!"
And here's the interesting part, I know my two little guys - as sweet as they are - are partly to blame.
Here's how I know.
I use to work nights and my husband worked days, so we would just have someone come over to watch them for the few hours in between.
They were safe in our house with their own germs and mommy never got THIS sick.
Now that I've changed my schedule, my little one is going to all-day preschool and my big boy is now attending all-day kindergarten.
Can you say germ-fest????
So now they are both bringing home just about everything under the sun - and guess whose immune system is down just enough to catch everything?
You got it!!
Interestingly enough, dad has not had as much as the sniffles.
I discussed that particular issue with a co-worker who after 30 years of marriage chuckled that dads never get that stuff kids bring come, because they know how to keep their distance. Moms - well - you know us. We still need our hugs and kisses. And we'd never turn away a sick child!! Are you kidding? That's when they need us most.
That brings me back to where I am today.
Day six of a sore throat, an irritating - sometimes painful cough, a raspy voice - which is about to go out at any minute, a constant head and face-ache (if that makes any sense) and a stuffy nose.
.....and it's only November.
Winter isn't even here yet.
Just another sacrifice we moms make for our kids.
The good news is I hear it is actually good for kids to be exposed to germs and sickness every now and then.
That hopefully means - next year won't be so much of a challenge – health wise anyway.
So here's to the next few months of cold and flu season...
Break out the Vitamin C and the Cold-Eeze and try to stay healthy!!!!
Until Next Time,