Hmm. Been awhile. Again.
Well, when you have the choice between blog and sleep – ZZZZZZZZZZ
Since EG Lair became a crucible for mixing together every fraking childhood illness in the immediate area, sleep has become that rare commodity I would ransom the moon for.
At first, I was stunned about how many different illnesses the spawnlings brought home: gastro, chicken pox, hand foot mouth, school sores, chest infection, sinus infection. It just keeps going. And every other parent was telling me that this normal with school age spawnlings.
Well none of them are damn geniuses.
The problem is not the little Petri dish of school, however. Though, that germ factory is not completely innocent.
The problem is with other adults who have no concept of the personal space of children
I almost wish I had ugly kids.
See, on the walk to school pick-up, Zaltu was approached TWICE in her pram by complete strangers.
Apparently, it’s a social norm for strange women to just walk up to a pram and punch or rub babies’ faces, without asking.
But it’s not a social norm for mothers of said babies to rip off said strangers’ arms and beat them around their heads with the bloody stump?!?
I did point out to both “You don’t want to do that. She has Chicken Pox.”
One of them even replied “Why didn’t you tell me?!?”
The thing is, adults spend all day telling kids to cover their mouths when they cough; blow your nose; wash your hands. But I see adults doing the same things all the time – and then touching other people like there is nothing wrong. I totally believe that half of the illness Zaltu’s had this year is from the grown- up minions who won’t leave her the frak alone!!
But one dear minion (Traci) has an idea.
“Whenever you’re out, give the kid something to eat. My fave is a Cheddar Scroll. Not too bad for the kid, but just messy enough to keep the crazies at bay.”
So we tried it – and it worked!! Genius!!
Traci – you rock. And to the next stranger who approaches my Spawnling without permission or invite – a pox on BOTH your houses!