At this point I’m pretty sure we will not all be healthy at the same time until well into spring. It has been three and a half weeks since returning from Canada and at least one of us has been sick the entire time. And of course Ember was congested for the month leading up to the vacation and for the first week of said vacation. I am so sick of it! This time Ember is congested (no surprises there!), then I got congested and sore throat with cough. She had some weepy eye going on for a couple days, I didn’t think anything of it until yesterday I took a nap and woke up with one eye swollen, red and crusted shut. Pinkeye! Yay! Just what I wanted on top of the upper respiratory I have going on. At the same time Den came home saying he felt like crap. The only one who seems mostly unaffected is Kate; she has a tiny runny nose and coughs sometimes at night but that’s it. Unfortunately that means she’s still running around saying “Come dis way Mama! Play in my room!” while Den and I ooze from one couch to the next trying to move as little as humanly possible while at the same time ensuring that the two minions stay alive.
Needless to say nothing is getting done around here. Ember’s in disposable diapers. The clean clothes I did manage to wash are all stuffed in bins in the kitchen. I finally got around to throwing all the dirty dishes into the dishwasher. This is one of those times where I really wish someone could come take my children for the day so I could just collapse in bed and sleep without interruption. Alas, my parents live far away and who wants two germy kids anyways.
It is also super cold outside (or was this weekend), and today it is snowing. We are running out of groceries and no one wants to go out in this when we are already sick. I don’t even want to send Den out to shovel the driveway, but it has to get done somehow.
Whine whine whine. That’s how I feel right now.