Friday, May 8, 2009

cooties

We've been sickly around here- on top of being end-of-school busy. Both have made me a bit scarce.

I made Pook upset once when I acted too paranoid about catching his germs. So I try to be the loving mama even when my kids have the cooties. But then I get paranoid again and I have to fake it.

We had strep first- Bug. I tossed out toothbrushes, washed laundry and lovies, quarantined him (and me) until he was cleared to return to society, and put his kisses on his head.

Then Pook got pinkeye. I wiped up behind him, washed laundry and lovies, and gave him hand sanitizer regularly. As it turned into a run-of-the-mill cold, I was self conscious in public of people's reaction to his coughs and sniffles. Swine flu, anyone? Life was too busy to keep him quarantined. But at home I put his kisses on his head.

Now I've got a fever and ear infection. Probably the same cold they have. I'd even cautioned the kids to drink lots of water to prevent an ear infection. I barely had any cold symptoms until I rolled over in bed at 11:35 pm last night and was smacked over the head with a painful earache. I'd figured the mild sore throat I'd had was hypochondria induced strep symptoms.

CD has avoided it all so far. And we've done a good job of not spreading our germs to each other, much. But we're tired of having cooties around here. We're ready to all feel well.

1 comment:

  1. I just found this video on You Tube that really shows how germs and viruses spread. It is so cool. It's meant for kids but I even learned a lot!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56mq1t1BqfY

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