We are surrounded by sickness. Nearly everyone I know has battled it the last few weeks. Colds, Strep, Stomach Virus and now the Flu! It’s been one heck of a year. I don’t remember it ever being this bad!?
So far, our kids have managed to dodge the Stomach Virus. (Thankfully, as that’s the worst one for Mommy’s to deal with!!) Boy #1 wasn’t so lucky though. He has come down with the Flu. The last time the Flu made rounds through the family it was like watching a set of dominoes. One falls, then another and another… I’m a nervous wreck, watching my other kids for any sign or symptom. Boy #3 was extremely grumpy last night, which is typical for him when he’s tired. I immediately reached up and felt his head. Nope, you’re not warm. ((Fingers crossed)) So far so good, but we’re only on day #4. I’m not sure what the incubation time period is for the Flu? We’re not out of the woods just yet.
In the meantime, I have developed quite a relationship with the can of Lysol. If you could be a fly on the wall in my house right now, you’d be laughing your head off. Whatever Boy #1 touches is immediately sprayed down. He changed the channel on the TV last night before I could get to him and I just cringed. I ran over and sprayed the heck out of that remote!! Then I sprayed his chair after dinner….you name it, it’s sprayed.
I can’t say enough about hand disinfectant either. We have a bottle of the stuff on the kitchen counter. Now that we’ve got Flu in the house I get a squirt nearly every time I walk by. (Which is very often since the Kitchen is in the middle of the house!) I also grab the princess as she walks by and rub the disinfectant all over her hands too. She’s a thumb sucker and so any germ that get’s on her hands is immediately into her mouth.
Keep your fingers crossed for us. Mr. Flu, you are not welcome here!!