Now ain't that a catchy title?
It narrowly beat out such colorful runners-up as "The Vomit Wheel," and "It's Thursday, So This Must Be Bronchitis."
|This is not what I'm talking about when I say it's time to "Sell the Buick."|
In other words, Casa Thornton has seemed more like Casa Enferma lately.
And by "lately," I mean, "Since September."
And what happened in September to get this party started?
You guessed it.
My four year-old started preschool!
And for those of you in the audience who are kid-free (whether by choice or nature, no judgements either way!), that sound you just heard was every parent reading this (all three of them!*rimshot*) saying collectively, "Oh yeeeeeaaaaahhhhh..."
|And it's not this type of "Technicolor Yawn"!|
Our pediatrician referred to preschool as an opportunity for our child to "build immunity," since he's an only child, and although he has cousins and other kids he plays with, it's not the same as having a sibling at home to help double his exposure to germs that bring maladies such as cold, flu, pneumonia, and bronchitis.
And since we share this home with our child, we get exposed, too. I don't have to draw you a picture for you to visualize what that has been like, do I?
Since September we've had all of the above. Some of them several times (our son has had pneumonia and my wife and I have had bronchitis. We've all had multiple colds and several rounds of several different types of the flu.).
|And this? NOT what I mean by "Instant Bootcamp."|
Witnessing your little boy or girl getting sick.
What's worse than that?
Trying to nurse your sick kid back to health while you've been flat-on-your-back-sick too.
Anyway, we finally all got the flu shot, and that seems to have helped with the colds, and the illnesses that follow in their collective wake. Over the last month, we've stopped playing such fun Cold and Flu Season games as Musical Snot, and Cold, Cold, Who's Got The Cold?
Which left us all down with the stomach flu this past weekend.
(And I knock wood as I type this)
We are all feeling much better now!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I don't have a more substantive blog post for you this rotation!
Tune in in two weeks' time for an interview with a very funny man of many hats, comedian, DJ, and crime fiction Bill Fitzhugh!