Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cold and Flu Season Strikes Again

*Bleh*'s that time of year when the colds and flu's start to circulate and I am feeling like my head is stuffed full of cotton....and you don't even want to know what my nose is up to. I have tried to write at least ten times today but I can't seem to muster the focus to put together coherent sentences. (yes...I know, never stopped my before right?)

It always begins with the schools....first one classmate is gone, then another is out for a week, then they start dropping like flies...each of them spreading around something I know is gonna come home soon. Selena gives me the breakdown on who was out and for how long because she totally keeps tabs on her classmates that way. I know who got the broken arm and who barfed and had to go home because she will totally tell me everything in stomach churning detail. I often wonder why kids who are sick still end up at school but I guess when both parents work that kinda thing is just going to happen. So when a handfull of kids went absent last week I knew it was coming. And no amount of vitamin C will stop it's reign of terror.

First it was our oldest Foster boy(I call him crash) with the upset stomach that knocked him out for a night then quickly cleared up. Then it was Daniel with the same issue and now its sore throats and runny noses for everybody!...Yay!!!!!....ugh. One by one the seasonal bugs are taking us out as they do each year flu shot or no flu shot. Now all the kids are better and off at school collecting the next round of bugs that they will circulate amongst the rest of us. I

When kids get sick they get to curl up in front of the T.V. and snuggle in a warm blanket. I totally miss those days. My kids love being home, but they hate being made to sit still...even in front of the tv. One afternoon of that and they are chomping at the bit to go back to school. I was soooo not like that at there age. Any chance to stay out of school I milked for all it was worth. But today, when dad gets sick...he has to empty the dishwasher, answer emails, mind the concrete guys working in the back, and make sure everything keeps functioning. Taking time out for a nap can often be out of the question. It's just a part of the job...but I really could use a warm, soft blanket and some chicken soup right now.

Ah well. enough complaining...expecially since I know that this is only round one. check out this fridays A Gay Collab video and you will totally hear the sick in my sounds like puberty all over again. In the mean time I will go back to


  1. Feel better soon! I would like to apologize on behalf of all the sick kids who still show up in school, they don't mean to get you sick, honest. (when I had the whooping cough I was in school all but the last day I was contagious, when I went to the doctor. I thought I had a cold.)
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  2. thank you reach I will try to check it out when I get a chance.

  3. Yeah, kids are natures petri dish. I work with people who have young children and I shudder at what new disease they're going to bring to work with them.

    When I think back, as a kid I was rarely sick. Oh allergies and strep throat sure, but no knock me down sickness at all. And the strep, I'd never be symptomatic for more than a day and then I'd carry it for awhile. So I took a hell of a lot of anti-biotics during that time.

    And I can only remember one time as an adult that I had a serious cold, bordering on pneumonia. That was a LONG time ago.

  4. get well soon bryan and happy anniversary to both of you

  5. I know it's "after the fact", but I've had the flu shot every year for about 20 years. I still get the occasional cold, but they're never as severe as before I started with them......and haven't had the flu once.

    Get well soon,


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