alex-sicknessIt wasn’t my plan, but it happened anyway. Over the last several days my kids have been coughing and running fevers and puking at the most inconvenient times. When they are sick it makes me feel so horrible for them and I just wish I could take their sickness away. Typically when they get sick the countdown begins as to when either mom or dad will be starting to feel some symptoms. I thought I was in the clear. Several days passed and I felt pretty good. I was thinking that maybe I was immune to whatever they had, boy was I wrong. All of the coughing in my face, the snotty hands touching everything in my house, no matter how much I or my wife cleaned it got me. It took some time to get me but it got me.

Kids are great but when they get sick and then pass it on to you it is brutal. What makes it even worse is that when you start getting down with the sickness the kids are usually on the rebound and are feeling better. So any chances of sitting still so you can tame this cold is not happening. Being a parent you have to roll with the punches and fight against the viruses hell bent on bringing you down. Taking medicine definitely helps make you feel better but some medicines can make you absent minded and not fully focused on all of the details. So what your kids may have mismatched clothes, but at least you’re recovering right?

Now I am in recovery mode. I was able to get out of bed and get ready for work. My voice sounds like I’ve hit puberty for the second time and my head feels like I am balancing some weights up top, but all in all I am feeling pretty good. I hope to make a nutritious dinner tonight for the family and hopefully get some much needed rest. So tell me, how do you get down with the sickness?

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By Richie

I'm a 40-year-old father blessed with two wonderful children: a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. My life revolves around my beautiful wife, who is the cornerstone of our family. Without her unwavering support, none of what I do would be possible. By day, I serve as a network administrator for a local school district, ensuring smooth operations in the realm of technology. During the evenings, you'll often find me engrossed in various creative pursuits, from illustrating books to crafting websites or composing music. But above all, my priority is spending quality time with my kids. Parenthood has been a profound journey of growth and discovery for me, and now, armed with a keyboard instead of a pen, I'm eager to share my experiences and insights with others.

One thought on “Getting Down With The Sickness”
  1. I hear you. One winter I swear I was sick for 3 months straight. Someone once said there were only 200 cold viruses and that once you had one, you were immune to it. I call BS, cause I must have had that many just since becomming a dad.

    Glad to hear you’re on the mend. Hang in there.

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