I’m taking Amelia to the pediatrician today. She’s been a virtual snot fountain for over a week and this morning her eyes were crusted together. That is not a good sign. Thankfully since having tubes put in her ears this summer, she’s no longer getting ear infections. But the snot? When does it stop? I’m tired of being tired. The hubby and I were both up with her between midnight and 1 a.m. She usually wants mommy in the middle of the night when she wakes up coughing so we curled up in the recliner under a quilt and I slathered her chest with Vicks. The hubby has her cold and now Caitlin is complaining about her “sneezy nose.” Somehow I keep dodging the cold bullet. Hopefully I used up my sick card this past summer when I had the freak strain of July pneumonia.
I’m the youngest of five kids and by the time I came along my mother jokes that she just didn’t take me anywhere because she was so tired of going to the pediatrician’s office. I know my SAHM friends also struggle with sick kids, too, so the germs are not just a daycare phenomenon. I push the hand washing like a crazy lady and I have antibacterial gel stashed everywhere. In fact, that new lovely scent my co-workers comment on is usually antibacterial gel. Which reminds me, I haven’t used any in the last hour (reaching over to sanitize my hands now.)
It’s going to be a long winter.