One of the pros to putting Cora in daycare was for her to build her immune system up. To literally have my kid pick up a few colds and other germs so that her little body could learn to fight these things off. We have manage the flu bug, HFM disease and a few colds. Nothing we couldn’t get through and I feel like she has been sick less than what I anticipated.
What I didn’t anticipate was how sick the Hubs and I would be. Seriously. Apparently we are also building our immune systems back up. I used to work in daycare. I used to have the immune system of a steel box. I haven’t had a flu shot in 10+ years and never had the flu during the time. The only thing I managed to contact was a sinus infection due to my allergies.
But then I went and put my baby in daycare. I have never been so sick. Apparently wine doesn’t kill all germs? Flu, colds, and now bronchitis. To be fair, the flu would have happened with or without that stupid flu shot, as it was July when it hit our house. The Hubs and I are sick more often than the baby which means she drags home the germs, licks us and then we are dying the next day.
So, so gross.
No one warned me of this.
Just to be clear, I’m on my third week of bronchitis and have made two trips to the doctor while begging for all the drugs. I have spent no less than $200 on this sort of fun.
So back to the pros of daycare. The baby builds an immune system and so do Mom and Dad. #blessed #eyeroll
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I hope you feel better asap!!!! Being sick is the absolute worst!
LOL this post couldn’t be more timely. H has been at daycare for one month and he’s already had two colds, my husband has had two colds and is now fighting a super nasty, disgusting cough. I have had one cold….so far. I’m waiting for this plague that’s going around our house to hit me. Nobody warned us about this either! I was teaching H how to give kisses on the cheek and he was loving doing it, but I had to put a stop to it because he comes in full speed with a very wide open mouth and tongue hanging out and almost always plants the kiss on the corner of the mouth. Guaranteed sick death within a few days with those germ-filled kisses.
Yep, those open mouth kisses will get you every time! So, so gross. I’m hoping we got the worst of it this summer and maybe we won’t get hit again (fingers crossed) this winter….