I’m not sure if its that I’ve started a new job so am exposed to a whole lot of new bugs.
Or that Bigger has started nursery so has a whole new lot of germs to contend with.
Or that this winter is just singularly populated by coughs and colds.
I did think that cold winter weather was supposed to kill of germs. Doesn’t seem to have happened this year though.
I’ve even tried to limit our possible exposure.
We’ve stopped swimming lessons after realising that Bigger seemed to get another cold two days after her lesson.
I’ve avoided sitting next to the obviously poxed on the train into work.
I’ve even momentarily considered restricting the girls from soft play (so many children, so many bugs, never really quite as clean as I’d like) or at least from not seeing the child who always seems to lick their faces.
Thinking back, I don’t think we’ve been free of a snotty nose in our household since the start of the winter. Either one or both of the girls or me or Mr Muddling seem to be perpetually suffering with something. I should have bought shares in our local chemists or Kleenex.
The girls in particular seem to take every cold, pass it between themselves and make it into something more potent. I guess I’ve managed to breed a pair of biological weapons plants.
I have had a couple of weeks without a runny nose but last night I started with a sore throat.
I don’t want to come down with another lurgy. I really don’t.
What can I do to fight this one off?
What are the really good weapons in the fight against the wintery germs?
What should I be taking to make sure that I don’t come down with this?
Is there anything that can be done or do I just have to grin and bear it and hope this isn’t a really fierce bug?
Please help me!
Photo credit – Ana Omlete