Every. Single. Kid.
It’s so annoying. As soon as we kick it, another round of gross comes rolling on through. McKenna was back in daycare fulltime for exactly 3 days before Influenza A took her out. Took out Dad, too. One week later, George brought home the plague that traveled from him to Dad to Mom and hit a couple of visiting friends along the way. That one was a doozy. It came on quickly. Legit…out of no where. I started to get some texts and FB messages from some of the daycare moms. Everyone was a little frantic. It was 3, no 5, no…even more babies all sick. It eventually wiped out the whole baby room.
This is what happens when your kids are in daycare. The first year and a half sucks. Just google search daycare germ memes. There are plenty!
Then your kid is so healthy you start only seeing the doctor for well checks. They’ve built an immunity that will serve us well come kindergarten. We used to count our visits to the doctor in the amount of rubber ducks we had collected for the bathtub. Our collection was HUGE for a while. Then McKenna hit a patch of no gross sickness for a good year and a half. No more duckies
Really! It was amazing.
One baby brother and that all changed. We haven’t been truly germ free in weeks. I need someone to germ bomb the house. I had suggested burning it down and starting over but Aaron was not so keen on that idea.
Perhaps once the weather breaks we will catch a run of healthy weeks. If not, there’s always summer. Sooner or later something will have to give. Right?
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