Thanks to everyone and their mother who shared stories with me about how often their kids were sick the first year they had them in child care, I felt pretty prepared to have a near-constantly sick toddler on my hands this winter. Which happened. I mean, from November to March we were lucky if Kale made it a full week without having to take a sick day. A million little colds, a case of pink eye, some random fevers.... nothing serious - just enough to keep him home for a day or two. Now that the weather is warming up and Kale's immune system is getting stronger, we've made it at least a month without missing a day (excuse me while I go find some wood to knock on).
So I was prepared for this. I knew it was going to happen. Thanks for the advice everyone.
What I wasn't prepared for? How often I was going to get sick.
I'm pretty sure that I've picked up every cold that Kale has had. I even got pink-eye before he did after going to a parent-teacher interview in the classroom. On the weekend we had dinner with some friends and the day before they mentioned that their daughter had a cold. They wanted us to know in case we decided we wanted to keep Kale away. But the next day they said she was better and so we went. And she was better. In fact, I wouldn't even have guessed she had a cold if her parents hadn't told us.
And now? Well now I have a cold.
Ugh. So this was just a really long "I'm not blogging because I've been sick" post.
At least I have this guy to keep me smiling: