Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How do I get rid of the evil sickness in my house?

B has never been in daycare before. Since he was a baby we've been completely lucky (and grateful!) that my mom has watched him since he was born while we worked. This past summer my MIL took care of him too. This is his first year of school and he's in kindergarten. While it's been good for him to be around kids his own age and get into a routine, there's one thing I'm not excited, or prepared for...


B started school on Sept 2nd. It's now October 7th. He's been sick a total of 4 TIMES ALREADY! He was sick enough that he missed 2 days of school between his first and second week of school. He's sick again! Poor little guy is sneezing and dripping and coughing all over the place. I was so not prepared for him to be sick ALL THE TIME when he started school. Someone tell me that his little immune system will get tougher over the next few months so he's not bringing home every germ that he comes in contact with!?!?!

I can't handle THIS. MUCH. SNOT! Seriously. It's everywhere and on everything. I'm going to have to start wearing a slicker pretty soon if he doesn't get better. And the funny thing is that his K teacher is one of the most germaphobic people I've met. B's come home with no less then 4 pieces of "germ" artwork each week since school started. You guys have heard of dream catchers right? He and his classmates made a "germ" catcher. A big thing that looks like a persons head and upper body with arms. The arms are holding a picture of what a germ looks like in one hand. The other hand is holding a tissue for "when he needs to cough or sneeze to catch the germs." How funny is that? I'll take a picture tonight of him and his artwork and post it here so you guys can see it.

I better be going so I can get reading for work.

BTW, Ms Peabody is still peeing and crapping EVERYWHERE!!!! How the hell do I get her to stop? We've tried everything and can't get her housebroken. J's ready to give up and send her packing. Someone please tell me how to break her of this bad habit before J wraps up all her things in a hankerchief and ties it around a long stick and sends her on her way!


imbeingheldhostage said...

Hah! Yes, I'm here to give you advice on how to keep colds from entering your house... actually, I'm busy re-cleaning the carpet from our current barf-o-rama, so no advice.
We've had better years than others-- mostly we pop a lot of airbornes and make the kids rest. This week's illness followed a weekend of football games in the cold, pouring rain. We should've just painted big red X's on our foreheads so the cold germs would know for sure where to enter.
Good luck on the housebreaking...

Ragan said...

Personally, I would deal with Ms. Peabody the same way J would :p I'm not a dog person, but you could try kennelling -- check out this site:

B should build his immunity, it will just take time, and you get to deal with the mess in the mean time. What gets me is all of the bugs that my older kids bring home to the younger ones.

Mia Myka's Random Thoughts said...

Oh my....well I'm not a parent, so I don't have any expertise advice..but I was seeing this in the pharmacy recently...Airborne(Children's Brand) it to them at first sign of them trying to get sick......and lots of vitamin C or children's echinechia my sis told me..didn't spell it right but you get the idea....(((((((Hugs 4 Brady))))Poor lil guy, hopefully over time he'll not be as sick and things will get better..hang in there LIL Mama :)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

First of all, to answer THE question...NO, the wrinkles were NOT there yesterday. Darn sneaky devils they are...sneaking up on us like that. Who do I contact about that????

The only way I've found to keep those nasty germs out is to have the house professionally sealed up and have lysol sprayed through the AC vents. It's so hard, isnt' it? I'm so sorry you're dealing with this...been there and it is always so difficult and sad. I'm so scared of my little one starting school one day and getting sick constantly!!


Oh and thanks for the awesome comment on my confessions post! Your blog ROCKS, btw!

jenboglass said...

Ah, the back to school sickness. You've got to hate that. And for sure, Ms Peabody is a dog, right? I just wanted to clear that up. Otherwise, I'm not so sure snot is your biggest issue.

Sammanthia said...

I get you... G and C were the same way but it gets better, I promise. Until about the 1st or 2nd grade plan on him being a little carrier monkey, after that he won't get sick nearly as much. Good luck with your Snotfest!

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