I have never been a sicky person, some people get every bug going but I am usually one that manages to avoid it. However, in the last 3 months, I have been ill more times than in the last 3 years.

I can’t remember when 2 weeks have gone by when J hasn’t had some form of cold, sickness or tummy bug; this has definitely escalated since starting childcare.  It does;t help that I also work in a school so probably bring home bugs from there.

J has just had a bad cold including conjunctivitis, so I lovingly wiped his nose, used cooled boiled water and two different pieces of cotton wool to wipe his eyes, only for him to use the back of his hand to wipe the snot right back up into his eyes.

Inevitably, after a few days of wiping up snot, sick and cleaning numerous dirty nappies, I too am struck down by the illness, followed by my husband. As I write this I am actually off sick from work with laryngitis – no voice, terrible cough, sore throat.

It is an important life lesson to share but it seems like we are living on a carousel of germs passing them around to each other. A never ending snotty ride.

When can we get off?


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