Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Here we go 'round the Mulberry bush!

One of the disadvantages of having a larger-than-normal family is the fact that there are more people from whom you may "catch" the bugs going around. Multiply that times the number of people that each child contacts, and you have all kinds of possibilities to aquire all manner of illnesses during flu season.

So, at this moment, we have:
  1. the 14 year old who has been coughing and sniffing and nose-blowing for almost her allotted 2 weeks.
  2. the 4 year old, who almost certainly caught this from one of the older kids, since she almost never gets out, and has been miserable for the last 3 days....coughing, runny nose, watery eyes....poor baby
  3. the 8 year old who can be counted on to catch EVERYTHING
  4. Mom...who is not allowed to get sick, but has been for the last week or so.....

That's half of the family, right there....the helpful thing is that hubby almost NEVER catches anything...which is aggravating if you happen to be like me, and catch things, a LOT, and also aggravating if/when he finally succombs to the "Man Cold"'s's's just plain FUNNY!


suchsimplepleasures said...

i know the feeling!! we have 5 kids, here...and when someone gets usually makes the rounds!!
hope everyone feels better soon!

Laura said...

you keep telling them to play nice together and to share...and then they share germs!!!

hope everyone feels better soon.