Building Immunity? Bah…

Flu shots:Check.

Copious hand washing: Check.

Well balanced diet and appropriately warm clothing: Check Check.

Ah, the winter cycle has started…

My daughter was sick last week, she had 103+F fever with all of the fun symptoms of a full-body virus: coughing, sneezing, puking…you name it.  Just as her virus is winding down to sniffles, her big brother's fever is winding up–101.8F, as of this morning.

Besides being exahusted from lack of sleep, you know what really bugs me?  I totally knew this was coming.  If one gets sick, the other gets sick…and I'm probably next.


Which Parent Deserves to Sleep More…

Cold season has begun.

Throw into the mix the strange weather that we've been having in New York (75 degrees in late October!) and the germs are just flying back and forth between my 4 year old son and 18 month old daughter.

My daughter had a cold a couple of weeks ago, my son missed most of this week of school and then, last night, my daughter started coughing.

She basically needed to be held or comforted on and off all night.




I took the first really long shift, my husband took over for a bit in the middle and then I was up again.  I'm generally not complaining because I know my husband helps out more than most other dads that I know…but, man, I was so tired by morning that I couldn't feel my face.