Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Will the Germs Please Lay Off Already?

I got sick on Dec. 23.

Since then, we've had five days with everyone healthy. Count 'em.

One.

Two.

Three.

Four.

Five.

Five out of thirty-four.

That leaves twenty-nine days of sick.

And tomorrow will be thirty.

First we had weeks of the real flu (influenza). Fevers. Coughs. Chills. Aches.

Then there was the stomach flu and all the glory that entails.

And then there was the stomach flu again.

And now there is still the stomach flu.

By the end of the month, Ben will have attended ONE day of preschool.  It should go down in history as the most expensive day of preschool I've ever paid for. $130 for 2 1/2 hours of playtime?  Them there's some pricey play.

Sigh.

(Secretly, I don't mind sickness so much on a here and there basis. I don't mind snuggling up with my kiddos, giving them some Sprite, letting them watch too much TV and read lots of books. Nope. In fact, I quite like it. This, however, has gone on just a wee bit too long, and I'm ready for some health. On the bright side, thanks to all the sickness and cancelled events, I've had lots of needed (very VERY needed) practice time. More than four hours today for the first time in eons, as a matter of fact, and yes, I am proud of myself.)

7 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh Kerri! You should win some sort of medal for keeping your sanity. Good thing you have that carpet cleaner.

Karin Webb said...

I'm so sorry- that is never fun! Hang in there!!

Lara said...

Yikes! Here's hoping that health will return to the GreenHouse for a very long time! And that you're still able to practice even when people aren't sick! :)

Gaylene said...

I am going to play devil's advocate here and say at least Josh isn't sick for 6 weeks! (or was is 7 or 8... Here is to a very speedy recovery of all!!!!

Amber said...

We must be in the same gene pool to catch the same bugs, or just we are just really, really unlucky. We have had nothing but sickness with a few days of healthy spread out since we've moved here 4 months ago. Enough to drive you crazy.

Camilla said...

Ughhh, that sounds like a poopy month! I hope February brings you much more healthy thoughts. . . .

Jessie Eyre said...

That's the story of us these days. Aren't you DONE?!

Haven't heard anything back about Sophie and gymnastics....