A cold is wreaking havoc in our house. It started a week ago when Mara developed a fever that lasted for 3 days. She had no other symptoms but I soon developed a nasty cold. I was fairly well out of it for 4 days but fortunately my mom provided some much needed help, and company, while I struggled to care for myself and the kids. (I am very blessed to live as close as I do to family.) I am on the mend now, though, just in time for the rest of the family to be taken down with congestion, fevers, runny noses, hacking coughs, and a bout of croup.
It can be very frustrating, not having time to fully recover before needing to be on full health alert. Trying to keep 10 hands sanitized, tissues from taking over, keep track of medicine schedules, and give enough comforting (while trying not to let the house swallow you in laundry, dishes, and crumbs) is draining. But I'm trying to stay focused on the positive; that I was sick first so I can better take care of my family now; that there are always more cuddles and kisses; and that Progresso makes tasty soup.