A bucket full of germs

Toddlers are a germ bucket. I’m sure this isn’t anything new to most of you. Put them in a group of others and it spreads like wildflowers. Before our work trip, Maximus had an on and off fever and didn’t have much of an appetite. I saw the molar he was cutting and attributed it to that because it wasn’t consistent and he had no other symptoms. He was fine while we were gone.

When we got home Friday night, he was waiting up for us. He snuggled in for long hugs and didn’t say much. When he was talking, his voice sounded so soft and different. I was a little sad thinking he had changed that much in one week. I didn’t realize until the next night that he sounded a little congested. I realized it about an hour before my throat started burning.

I’m not sure what he has. His nose isn’t really running. If you know a baby and toddler who is sick, they have no control of snot running down their face. It’s disgusting! 🙂 He does have a mean sounding cough, but it’s few and far between that it comes out. No one has mentioned it so I assume this is a new development. The sound of the cough has me a tiny bit concerned if it came out of no where.

I’m not an overly concerned parent, but I also have a pretty healthy boy, so we’ll ride it out and see what happens. In the meantime, I want to be a whiny mom complaining of a sinus headache and sore throat. Since the toddler is only doing a little extra whining, I’ll keep my cool for a bit longer and hope that natural remedies work for the both of us! It doesn’t mean that I won’t be silently wishing I was back in LA where I didn’t sneeze once or have to blow my nose a million times in the morning just so I could breathe. It was amazing…

If you could, please pray that my husband doesn’t get sick. We all know there’s nothing worse than a man cold.

1 thought on “A bucket full of germs

  1. oh! I hope everyone feels better soon. I hate the uncontrollable runny toddler nose too… and then when you wipe it, their nose and upper lip get so sore!

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