It seems inevitable with young children that someone will get sick over the holidays. In fact, with one in pre-school and the other in a pre-pre-school play group, my family is pretty much some kind of sick from October to March.
This December was no different, and we spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve snuggled in bed with a double ear infection, a case of walking pneumonia and a grumpy mom whose cold rendered all the delicious holiday food completely tasteless.
While it’s easy to grumble about illness disrupting our holidays (very, very easy to grumble when you have to sick toddlers cooped up in the house for a week!), it also served as a reminder of how lucky we are to usually have our health. The interruption that our treatable illnesses caused made me realize how smoothly the rest of our days usually go. We have no serious health issues and most of the time all five of our senses work perfectly. [Read the full article]