we’ve been hit.
first cold of the fall.
micah started it a couple days ago. yesterday my throat felt a little scratchy, and by dinner time, I had to declare myself officially SICK. I passed out on the couch last night while dave was watching the giants game, and when I woke up, I made some announcement about how much my throat hurt, and he said, ‘yeah, me too’. so he’s down. and then shane woke up this morning not feeling well.
LAYLA, however, is just fine. believe it or not, my child who picks up cold viruses like a magnet is the only one without a cold right now. I’m completely flabbergasted by this, but I’m certainly not holding my breath. I am really kind of astonished by the fact that she hasn’t gotten sick yet. school started over a month ago and, given her track record, I kind of expected to have to call her in sick the second day. but no. she’s been FINE.
hopefully it’ll stay that way… maybe the school environment has kicked her immune system into hyperdrive or something and the rest of us are just being complacent. who knows. at any rate, I’m not really complaining. when layla gets a cold, it’s not just a cold. it’s like she got ran over by a locomotive… usually involves a fever, projectile snotting for a week or more, much red blotchiness, and possibly an infection of some sort of related member (eye, ear, sinus), and a trip to the doctor…
so anyway, for now, I’ll sit at home and enjoy the fact that I have a legitimate excuse to not watch soccer in the rain. bad mom, I know…
knitting and reading, here I come… oh, and the 4+ loads of laundry that need to be folded. ugh.