Monday, January 11, 2010

Yup, it's officially January.

It's officially January. I don't need a calendar to be able to tell, all I have to do is look around our house at all the sick people, and yup, I can tell January is upon us. This happens every single year. Maybe it has to do with the traveling and together time we have with everyone over the holidays? If so, there are some "gifts" I would rather not receive ...

Fortunately as the years go by, I now embrace January for what it is. Once Christmas is over, I just head to Rite-Aid and stock up on advil, cold medicine, cough drops, infant tylenol, etc. and then say to the pharmacist "Hey, see you in a few weeks ... I'm sure we'll be back with some kind of prescription for antibiotics!"

So far, Carter & Chloe have both had colds (including eye infections ... trip #1 to the pharmacy for prescriptions). We pretty much need to add a few hundred bucks into the budget this time of year between doctor copays and prescription costs!

Then Friday morning around 3:30 am I woke up and knew I was coming down with it too. (Of course this did not stop me from going out with Chad on Friday night to celebrate our anniversary ... I'd have to be pretty sick to pass up a night out with no kids!) I now have no voice, a stuffy head, and my right eye is starting to get goobery. Good thing I have the kids' eye drops already.

Yesterday I picked up Audrey from Sunday School and she was literally sitting at the table alone while all the other kids were running around. I could tell by looking at her face that something was wrong. She complained of a headache and felt warm. Now her ears are plugged up...

Last night every single one of the kids was up at some point complaining about something ... did they not get the memo that I am sick and need my rest?? :)

Yup. January is here. Only 20 more days to endure ...

4 comments:

Karen said...

Hang in there Amy. You are in my thoughts and prayers and please do not hesitate to call if you need a pharmacy run and just don't want to tote the kids around one more time. I will be happy to go for you. Consider yourself hugged.

The Raudenbush Family said...

January is a tough month all around. Sorry to hear the Smith house gets hit so hard by it...every year! Ugh.
Kelly

Allison said...

So sorry, Aim. Been there, done that, got the rotten t-shirt! ;)
The four of us have been almost cold and flu free for three years since we started taking a healthy dose of D3 every day (tablets for the oldest 3 Grants, liquid for Ellie). Friends--even skeptics-- who have started the same dose of D3 have experienced the same benefit. Lots of literature out there about it...just thought I'd share. (And in case you are thinking that we are under-exposed to cooties because of homeschooling, I wish that were the case...homeschoolers out here are extremely laid-back about sharing cooties, so we are constantly being coughed on, etc. by someone; and our schedule the last few years has us in several big groups a week.)
This doesn't help you right now, you poor, sick, overtired Mommy...but it's all I can offer at the moment...other than fedex-ing some chicken soup? ;)

Chris Ann Schultz said...

That would be Chantel in the fall, she got all her sick days in last year by T-Day vacation! Hoping she stays healthy over the winter. That way, I can get my sub days in and she can learn what she needs at school. Hope everyone is better soon! ♥