sickness, illness, maladies… call it what you want, it sucks.

I remember when the onset of Winter meant cute jackets, tall boots, and eggnog lattes.  There was the excitement of the holidays, twinkling lights and festive music everywhere you went, and hope for the new year ahead.  This of course was before I had Leo.

Now that I have a child in pre-school, Winter is starting to lose some of it’s magic. This season has thus far brought us pink eye, the flu and the croup (the latter is a nasty cold/cough combo and not a 70s punk band- I know! I was surprised too!).   I’ve been able to break out the cute jackets- mostly just to wear around the house because we’re not supposed to run the heat too much as cold air is good for the croup.  Tall boots are perfect for outings to the pediatrician’s office. And venti eggnog lattes are practically required when you haven’t slept in three days and you have to make a Target run for children’s Motrin.

I guess I knew that starting pre-school would be hard on all of us but for some reason I was more focused on the separation anxiety, which is not existent, and not the various plagues that toddlers share so freely.

So let’s all hope for sickness-free 2014!

World’s germ-iest child.


One Comment

  1. Kathy

    When my kids had the croup, we sat in a steamy bathroom – all faucets open and on ‘hot’, ’cause that’s what my mom did with us. Consider yourself lucky if you avoided getting pink eye. Kelsey and Ailise passed it back and forth a few times.

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