Sunday, December 2, 2007

Just a Cold! (repost)

How many times have I heard those words? "Just a Cold!" It might mean one thing to some people, but to me....it means another person shaking their head at me.
"Hi, my name is Corey, and I avoid GERMS!" yes....a germophobe...or a germ freak, or a paranoid person. Yep, that is me!
I have always been a worrier....but not so much as I am now that I have Sugar Bear. I always want to protect her from everything. I do my best to be reasonable. Amazingly enough I do a pretty good job keeping Sugar Bear away from the Doctor's office.
It is my method that drives people nuts. I simply won't take my daughter anywhere when I know someone is sick. I have missed several family get togethers because of it. I know it upsets people, and they shake their head at me and say, "It is just a cold!"
"Just a cold" leads to this....
-Sugar Bear gets sick
-I miss work
-none of us sleep
-I get sick
-I miss work
-I don't sleep
-ugh......
so "just a cold"....really isn't "just", is it? I hate colds. I am a whiny sick person. We are sick right now...so yes...this is my way of whining. We had a great winter with possibly one illness....but this one caught us off guard. I don't even know where we got it.
So yes...."just a cold!" Shake your head at me....I don't care. I would give anything to NOT have this cold right now!
One good thing about me....I won't pass you my cold. I stay home. If I don't want yours.....I won't give you mine! Golden rule! tee hee You can laugh now! "just a cold!".....Whatever!

This was originally posted on April 29, 2007. This sort of thing is obviously on my mind right now, after suffering through the last week. UGH! What are your thoughts on people taking their children everywhere when they are sick?

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Family O'Foxes said...

I'm with you on this one! My oldest child has JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) and takes meds for it. So, I have to keep her away from sick people.

Lots of handwashing goes on in our house.

~Amy

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

We are home from church today because D has "just a cold." I will NOT take her to the church nursery sick. Just won't for these very reasons!

holly said...

a friend of mine once made the most wonderful comment.

"we would all be a lot healthier if we were sick more often"

the beauty of acquiring immunity requires some price. i may not love it when my kids catch something and then i catch it, but it is the stuff of life, and they are going to get it *somewhere*. so i don't mind so much.

jennwa said...

I was like that with my first child but if I did not go out of the house when one of my kids were sick now,I would be stuck in the house from Nov to April. I do try to be respectful of others, especially when they have little ones.

Terry said...

I have four kids and a husband and I have to agree that if I stayed in the house everytime any of them has a cold I would never leave the house. That said, I think there are certain circumstances that I will stay at home...fever, pink eye, runny green nose, ear infection, stomach virus. I will also warn people if I have to be somewhere and they are getting too close to my kids that they have a cold.

WorksForMom said...

You're so right Corey, Just a cold translates into I am carrying the Ebola virus - BEWARE.

Hope you are feeling better my friend.

Michelle said...

sorry you both came down so sick...hope you're feeling better soon!

Joeprah said...

I think you should be glad it wasn't just "lepracy." I guess there is always that perspective. Get well soon!

Nap Warden said...

Feel better...being sick is a buzzkill...

Jo Beaufoix said...

I think when you have a child in school it is inevitable that they bring germs home or everyone. But I hate it when people come to playgroup with tummy upsets, chicken pox, hand, foot and mouth etc. I you know it's nasty, and you know it's catching, then don't do it.

And some colds are definitely not 'just' colds. Yuck.

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