Friday, August 28, 2009

The downside to bringing other toddlers into your house

On Wednesday, Addie showed up at our house with a runny nose and cough. I went into full-on prevention mode and made thorough use of the hand sanitizer all day (for me and the kids). But toddlers are toddlers, and they are experts at sharing their germs. So now Olivia and I are both sick. (I blame school...Addie's parents are both teachers and must have carried something home from work...and this is my life for the rest of the school year.)

Thankfully, I took today "off" to do a presentation for seminarians this morning, so Olivia and I got to sleep in (which kind of makes up for the many times she woke us up last night, but not quite). And after the presentation we will come straight home to nap. Unfortunately, we are leaving on our "vacation" on Monday, so the overall timing is crappy. But when is a "good" time to get a cold?

I say "vacation" because this is our annual family visiting trip. We drive ten hours to another state and then stay in a different hotel for four consecutive nights as we travel around the state seeing various family members. Not exactly relaxing. But the focal point of the trip is a visit to my husband's grandpa, who is 94, and we think it's important to keep doing this every year while we still can.

My husband doesn't have a cold...yet. I can imagine how this is going to affect our trip. I can only hope that the worst is over before we leave on Monday.

Olivia did something this morning that she has never done. She woke up and came out of her room to check to make sure that I was up, and then she went back to her room and closed the door. She didn't really go back to sleep...I thought she just got back in bed for awhile, so I sat down to write this post. A few minutes ago, she came back out of her room and asked for "silly snacks" (yogurt-covered raisins), and I heard her CD player going, so maybe she was just playing and wanted to play alone. Weird.

1 comment:

HereWeGoAJen said...

Oh no, sickness is no fun. I hope you all feel better soon.