When it comes to the flu season, when one gets it, then everyone gets their turn. Last week was no different. On Sophia’s birthday Jasmine was walking around sniffling and sneezing with a mild fever. The very next day Justice started to get sick.
Fast forward to this week, we are just holding our breath that no one else gets sick. They got checked out at Kaiser yesterday and test results came back negative for strep throat. Hoping to God that Justice and Jasmine get better and that Sophia stays healthy (as well as me and mom).
Not sure what it’s like in your household, but when the adults get sick, game over. House falls apart, everyone too sick to do anything. I’m sure even our dogs sense a difference in the house. It’s also not helping that we noticed fleas on them and bits on my arms. Arrgggghhh!
Even today I noticed myself washing my hands several times in a matter of minutes. Seems like everything I put in the dishwasher as been touched by one or more of the kids. I’m like dang it, I just washed my hands a second ago.
When one or more of us are sick, it puts a damper on our weekend plans. If there is one thing I like to do that is to get the family out and about. I like to to get the kids away from their computers, phones, and TV and experience life outside of the home.
In most cases there is little I can do to prevent them from being sick. They are in school all day and are surely not in the habit of washing their hands or using hand sanitizer. By the time I see the kids at home, it’s already too late. They would have touched their eyes, nose, and mouth either their contaminated hands. Which reminds me, I should spray Lysol around the house.
So then we start the whole process again, round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows. For more reasons than one, this so far as not been a good year.