Top Ten Signs Your Family Is Sick Too Much.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The receptionist at my doctor’s office knows my voice.
  4. The pharmacist at CVS says, “you again?” whenever he sees me in line.
  5. My coworkers have begun hiding their tissue boxes. Because I? Am constantly asking to borrow one or two.
  6. 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.
  7. I’ve given up on measuring out cough syrup. These days I just chug it.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

11 Comments on Top Ten Signs Your Family Is Sick Too Much.

  1. Allison
    March 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm (5 years ago)

    I hate that you are sick! I hope once Spring rolls around that will be the end of it for you!

    Allison

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    • Amber
      March 30, 2011 at 9:23 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you. From your mouth to the universe’s ears…

      Reply
  2. Gail
    March 29, 2011 at 10:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Ah, the joys of daycare. If it makes you feel better, next winter shouldn’t be nearly as bad.

    I got bronchitis for the first time ever. I almost jumped up and down when the doc told me. Little bit of validation. Feel better!

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    • Amber
      March 30, 2011 at 9:22 am (5 years ago)

      I know exactly what you mean. I made my husband cut our Christmas trip home short because I was so sick. He thought I was exaggerating, but then the doc confirmed bronchitis. Score!

      Reply
  3. alicia
    March 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m not sure I should be laughing. But on the up side, you’re like an expert by now.

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    • Amber
      March 30, 2011 at 9:22 am (5 years ago)

      Sometimes the only option is laughter. I think I should do a post comparing cold medicines…I’ve tried them all this winter.

      Reply
  4. Jen
    March 30, 2011 at 8:16 am (5 years ago)

    Aw, poor you! Being sick is not fun at all. I hope you are better soon.

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    • Amber
      March 30, 2011 at 9:21 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks! You and me both.

      Reply
  5. Healthy Hub
    March 30, 2011 at 9:43 am (5 years ago)

    Just think of this as being exposed to all these cold germs from daycare now, you body should then be ready and immune when the next wave hits, at least that’s what I’m hoping.

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  6. Alexandra
    March 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, each of these is so true…

    When my kids wake up, shocked asking, “no medicine today, mom?”

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    • Amber
      April 1, 2011 at 9:20 am (5 years ago)

      Oh, I hope we get to a day when no medicine is necessary!

      Reply

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