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Darn kids


Friday, May 17, 2013

School is two weeks away from finishing for the summer. Two weeks to go until we are sealed off from all the children who DON'T know how to sneeze into their elbow or shoulder, who don't know how to cough so their germs don't go all over the table, who have never heard of a tissue. Two weeks to go.

Four days ago I got the kids into bed and they were all sound asleep and I could hear, coming from the girls' room a cough. NO!!, I thought. Not now, not with only 2 and a half weeks to go. Then the sound repeated itself from son's room. Dang, I thought, we have a cold in the house.

The next day we went swimming and oldest daughter coughed and coughed and coughed some more. Found the source. Son blamed youngest, youngest blamed sister. I think youngest was right.

Yesterday, I got up, worked out, sent the kids off to school and had a normal day. Then I sneezed. Then I sneezed some more. I had two school related meetings yesterday. At the first one, immediately after school was when I started to feel the tickle in the back of my throat. By the second one, in the evening, the tickle was firmly ensconced and I could feel the congestion in my chest.

Two weeks and two days until we were safe. I have a cold. Still going to do my scheduled workouts even if I have to do them with a little less effort. Hopefully, the boost it gives my immune system will be sufficient to kick this thing to the curb. Until then, it's a good excuse for a nap. :)
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BUTEAFULL 5/18/2013 11:46AM

    give the teacher a present....big box of Kleenex...if she doesn't get the hint, at least the kids in class will have tissues available to them...if she puts it on her desk
and in the meantime take your Vitamins D, C, Zinc and Lecithin

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NANCYPAT1 5/18/2013 10:12AM

    Sorry you are feeling yucky - as a teacher who gets kids who are the ones you described so eloquently - you would think a PARENT might teach them some of those skills before they get into my class (I teach middle school students with special needs and those noses running to their knees and sneezes in my face - do drive me crazy) You might think if they are capable of using a computer they could learn to cover a sneeze or wipe the snot off their kneecaps.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 5/17/2013 1:39PM

    Yep - I have a something too - I'm still refusing to accept that it is a cold though. I keep telling myself it is just allergies. :-)

Hang in there!

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SPARKLISE 5/17/2013 1:12PM

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MATTEROFHEART 5/17/2013 1:03PM

    So sorry you're sick! I just recovered from my cold! Take vit. C and get lots of rest! Feel better soon.

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2BEABETTERME 5/17/2013 12:13PM

    Feel better soon! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 5/17/2013 12:12PM

    Sod's Law Heather, if something can go wrong...it will!
Hope you all feel better soon, take it easy emoticon emoticon

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EJENKINSB 5/17/2013 12:03PM

    Feel better and let the countdown begin! It never fails that kids bring colds home from school right before summer vacation, before school starts, and before we take any type of travel - go figure! Take it easy and I hope everyone makes a speedy recovery.

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