Because confessions are good for the soul, I would just like to make it known that I:
Haven't been on the treadmill once this month. Not. One. Time.
Have only been out of my comfy pants 4 times in three weeks.
Still have cushions on my patio table because I didn't get them into the garage before the first snow and now that they are frozen to the chairs...I'm pretty sure they are going to stay there all winter.
Have eaten anywhere from 4-6 sweets (i.e. cookies, candy, Little Debbie Christmas cakes, etc.) a day...and that's low balling it.
Have given my kids way more popsicles than they should have the past few weeks, but it's for good reason...
You see, my poor kiddies have been sick with a cold on and off for over two months now. You all remember when their colds turned into sinus infections in October/November, and just when I thought all the sickies were behind us for the season, Addie got a cough. It didn't seem to bother her much so I just let it go for a week or two. But then when she got a slight fever with it, we figured we better take her to the doc. Turns out she has Bronchitis. I was almost relieved, because the doc said Bronchitis isn't contagious. That meant Blake was probably in the clear. Well, although Bronchitis isn't contagious, the cold it develops from apparently is. Now today, Blake woke up with a cough, runny nose and slight fever. Boo!!
The question I want to know is...have anyone else's kids been sick this much this winter? My kids don't go to daycare and other than Ballet, Addie isn't in any other activities. So I just don't understand how it keeps coming back to get us so often. The kids are with their cousins a lot and I do notice a lot of things going around in general. They could have easily picked it up from Target or where ever...but we haven't left the house a lot with the crazy weather we have been having. I guess the only good news is that these little colds are not keeping the kids down. They are playful...
And although a little whiney at times...still pretty happy...
So I guess I should be thankful that it isn't worse. But I do still worry about them and I HATE when they are sick. I can't possibly clean and disinfect my house any more than I do, and I obviously can't take them both out in a bubble...so what's a mom to do? Is it normal for kids to have multiple colds in one season? I only ask because I am starting to Google (which is what I do when I need immediate answers) and after reading some things about chronic colds, I am convinced our house has Black Mold somewhere. So really...help a crazy, paranoid mother out and tell me that my kids aren't the only ones sick all the time? Thanks in advance :-)