A little lesson in maternal math.
3 day mild cold for child =
2 crap-sleep nights of childcare
+ 2 days chasing/amusing an energetic-but-snot-filled child
+ 5-7 day mutant virus mom-cold (fever, sore throat, lung congestion, etc.)
+ 2 maternal ear infections (due to post-virus, bacterial takeover attempts)
+ 1 maternal eye infection (pink eye? ear union solidarity job action?)
+ 2.5 hours at a walk-in clinic waiting for 5 seconds of medical attention and a script for a gut-destroying antibiotic
Let's just pray the drugs work.
And, is it just me or do kids always want to be on you way more when they're sick? Sure it could be that the poor things simply want comfort but with all the recent evidence about parasite mind control, I'm starting to get suspicious that those clever viruses have just figured out that toddlers are the perfect vectors.
May god forgive me but the next time my kid is sick, I'm going to spray her with Lysol every time she comes near me wanting "a hug" (aka trying to cough in my mouth or wipe boogers on my shirt).