Friday, January 21, 2011
Sick of Being Sick
Piper has already learned the fine art of sharing...germs, that is. If anyone ever sneezed directly in my face or grabbed at me with gooey germy hands, I would probably freak out. But when Piper does it repeatedly, there’s not much I can do.
One of the bad things about being a working parent with a child at daycare for the first time, is that Piper will pick up a boatload of colds, flu, chicken pox or a myriad of other things. The good thing is she will build up a fantastic immunity and not get sick much down the line. However, in the meantime, I seem to pick up the adult-sized version of every illness too!
I was warned that my first year as a new parent would be the sickest year of my life. Since I rarely get sick, I thought this rule wouldn’t apply to me. Boy was I wrong. I’ve had more colds, sinus infections and flu-like symptoms in the past few months than I have had over the past few years. It hasn't been easy struggling through a full slate of meetings and projects with a pounding headache, sore throat and runny nose. More hot Tazo Passion Fruit tea and Halls, please.
All in all, dealing with colds and such is a small price to pay for cuddle time and showers of sloppy kisses from the Pipernator. The little nugget is pretty hard to resist.