Wednesday, June 27, 2007

wall-to-wall germs

I have to say it's not been a healthy winter so far, and it's still only June! I've been plagued by serial cellutuses (or is that cellulitae?), a gastric bug and then a cold; fortunately the boy remained well enough to play nursie until I got better. And then he got the gastric bug (only for longer than me) and the cold (apparently also much worse than mine). In between those times of grown-up un-wellness, TLM had both of the above as well as an assortment of mystery fevers and whatnot.

And that's why, having missed over half of TLM's swimming classes this term due to sickness, I've decided not to bother enrolling her for next term. It's at times like these when I realise that, since TLM started going to daycare for 2 mornings per week, we've effectively been paying money to keep her at home. At the rate she's going TLM's immune system is going to be indestructible by the time she starts school.

4 comments:

Make Tea Not War said...

We had exactly the same experience with childcare and constant illness. It goes on for awhile- I think in our case for about a year and a half- but eventually it does get better.

Violet said...

Gawd, that's a long time. I might have died from lack-of-socialising by then...

ElizaF said...

The first six weeks of putting your wee one into childcare are the ones where all the bugs go "oooh fresh meat" and joyfully go and introduce themselves. We tell our friends now to plan going back to work AFTER those six weeks have passed because they are going to be home with evacuations from nose, mouth etc. for at least half of all of that time anyway.

Violet said...

eliza f: I reckon it's been more like six months in our case...but then it is winter...