Logistics of sickness in a large family.
Of all the many,wonderful benefits of having a large family,the dinner table conversation,always someone to play with,a helping hand always just right down the hall….none of that and I mean NONE of that matters when the dreaded sickness enters the house.
For a normal size family(yes I mean the whole 2.5 kid sceneraio…btw the whole .5 kid thing still makes me picture the bottom half of a kid running around CREEPY!),a sickness will usually enter the household make its quick trip through the kids,maybe a parent and then leave.
With a large family(4 kids or more),a sickness enters the house and sings,“Party over here! Party over there! Let’s spread our sickness EVERYWHERE!”
No amount of hand washing,sanitizing,EVEN quarantine will keep the sickness party dude from dying.
It doesn’t just take down the kids,and heaven forbid it just takes down all the kids at once,oh no it hops SLOWLY from kid to kid adult to adult. Just as you think you’re going to get a day of no sickness,BAM, another kid drops.
Or you do get one healthy day where no one in the house is sick.You start to think,”woohoo sickness over!”
another child drops like a fly.
We are going on week two of this lovely sickness and I’m not ashamed to say I’m taking bets on who will get it next. Since Friday,the day after I started feeling better,I have lost 4 kiddos to the hacking,the wheezing,the fever.
That leaves two kids left and one adult for it to hit. I’m pretty sure that Trin is not going to get it.So my next guess would be Nathaniel is going to drop next…
We shall see what the next 48 hours brings.
I have lived with showering every other day and worn out yoga pants…
Maybe the next 48 hours will bring me a vacation.