Yep, today has been one of those days. It all started on Monday. Cricket and Thumper started a new daycare on Monday and as I was talking with their new babysitter for a minute before I left, one of the other kids came running up and wrapped herself around the woman’s legs. The poor girl’s eyes were goopy and crusty and generally icky-looking. Of course, that’s if you looked closely, which I didn’t until the babysitter, we’ll call her Melanie, mentioned it. “Oh, don’t worry about Kimmy’s eyes,” she said. “She’s had this eye infection since she was born and no one knows what it is, but her parents are gonna take her back to the doctor and get it checked out. It’s not contagious; we’ve never had a problem with other kids getting sick.”
Okay, I thought, unconvinced. Cricket has his mother’s immune system. What in the world does that mean, you ask? It means that I catch everything and since we have four kids, all of whom are in school and/or daycare, it means we are exposed to a metric crap-ton of germs in this house. If the kids come down with something, it’s only a matter of time before I catch whatever it is they have.