When the leaves began to change last fall, we here in the Page residence came down with the first cold/flu/general ick of the season. And honestly? We haven’t gone more than three weeks between illnesses ever since.
These days, sick seems normal. And good health? Is something to be ecstatic about. Here are ten reasons why I know we’ve been sick too much.
- I have both DayQuil and Mucinex in my drawer at work (and in my car). Because you never know when your day is going to be sidelined by a fog of snot.
- My daughter thinks taking medicine is part of her nighttime routine. She actually asks me to put the Vick’s VapoRub on her chest, people. If I forget, she goes looking for it.
- The receptionist at my doctor’s office knows my voice.
- The pharmacist at CVS says, “you again?” whenever he sees me in line.
- My coworkers have begun hiding their tissue boxes. Because I? Am constantly asking to borrow one or two.
- My recycle bin is overflowing with chicken noodle soup cans. Say what you will. Nothing tastes better than canned chicken noodle soup when you’re sick.
- I’ve given up on measuring out cough syrup. These days I just chug it.
- Laundry keeps coming out of the wash with pink spots. Because cough drops are everywhere, in every pocket. And when I’m sick? I don’t always remember to check them.
- My hands are red and cracked from washing them so much. A chronic sickie I may be, but that doesn’t mean I want everyone around me to suffer the same fate.
- People no longer ask me how I am. Instead, they ask “How sick are you today?”
So yeah. We’re tired of being sick around here. Here’s hoping spring brings an end of the germs with it.