Some of the Blogs I Author

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Money Hacks

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The Official Computer Monkeys Blog


Friday, January 12, 2007

The Cycle of Sick

The Cycle of Sick is what I call what's currently going on in my household. My wife and I have a one-year old who's in daycare 4 days a week and with Grandma one day a week. We put him in daycare about the same time winter started and he's been nothing but sick since. Now, I don't know whether it's winter, daycare, neither, or both, but I suspect daycare.

Liam is pretty mobile now, though technically his motivation is via crawling rather than walking. Oh, he can walk, but just for a few steps before -- what sometimes appears purposeful -- falling on his behind where he then commences crawling.

Liam is also VERY sociable. He's a social bee, in everybody's business. If a kid has a toy, Liam wants to play, if a little boy has some Cheerios, Liam wants some. If a kid is just sleeping, Liam wants to wake him up. If a kid's chewed on some toy, Liam chews on it, too. And therein lies the rub. Germs are everywhere.

So, he sneezes and coughs. On mommy and daddy. Mommy and daddy get sick. We go to work. He goes to daycare. We spread the love. Mommy and daddy get better. Liam brings home another bug. We get sick again.

Rinse and repeat. The Cycle of Sick prevails. How to stop it? I wish I knew.


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