In an attempt to rid my home of this incessant sickness, I have decided to try to invent a Lysol bomb. You know, like a bug bomb, but with Lysol to disinfect your home. I am convinced, it would be a HUGE success and mothers everywhere would be beating down doors to buy this fabulous and ingenious product. I could even try to find a way to make it "Eco friendly". One problem...I know nothing about science, nor do I know how to get Lysol in a "bomb" type device...so alas, I am at a stand still and will most likely never earn my millions.
I swear, we get a healthy winter and then a sick winter. This is our sick winter. My children are germ magnets. They have little neon signs over their little angelic heads that read..."sneeze near me" or "let me ride in the cart where the kid just puked" or other such things. We wash our hands, but apparently not good enough.
They even were kind enough to share with mommy this time. They gave me some sort of bug that not only produced puking, but other such fluid releases...let your mind wander folks....
I've tried desperately over the last 6 years, to not be paranoid about germs. I used to freak and bunk down in the house for weeks if I knew the flu was going around...and we'd still get it. I've mostly given up. We need to be a bit more careful with "the boy" because of his diabetes, but all in all, he's fairly healthy.
I've given up now. Short of letting my children lick shopping cart handles, I've given up. They drop something on the floor...that's ok, pick it up and eat it. We haven't had diarrhea in a week...let's go to Chuck E Cheese or some other children's play land. Is it worth the fun for the kids to be sick for a day or two? Let's figure this out mathematically:
1 sick boy - out 2 days
other brother gets sick - out 2.5 days
little brother gets sick - out 3 days because he seems to always get it worse....
divided by the possibility of mommy and daddy getting it
factor in the exile you will receive from family and friends who fear you have the plague =
YOUR IN THE HOUSE FOR AT LEAST A WEEK...with a potential one day break in between kids catching it.
So, the big question....what do I do, besides invent the Lysol Bomb..since we've already determined that isn't likely.
Do I go back into exile
Do I brave the kids play places and friends houses
Do I boycott the church nursery, which seems to be a living petri dish of germs
Do I home school to avoid more germs and risk my children becoming ignorant when I let Sponge Bob teach them?
Well, my friends...this is what I've decided to do....nothing.
Today, windows were opened, despite the freezing temps. Furnace filters were changed, linens were changed, all the stuffed animals went into the washing machine & dryer (I've yet to see how they fared that one). Floors were bleached and so were some heavily used toys. Beds were wiped down with Lysol wipes...and the fun continues.
All this cleaning and my house is a bigger mess....what to do about that now?