Yesterday my niece tested positive for Influenza A. My fingers are crossed that she caught it Monday at the parade (which is what I'm assuming, since the kids with her woke up with a high fever the next day) because we spent most of the weekend playing together. And, to sound like my 5 year old, I don't want it.
We've been in sanitize mode lately. Little Man has learned to drop his shoes, jacket, and backpack by the door. Hands are washed immediately after getting home from school. And momma has used more than her fair share of Lysol and Wet Wipes.
We try to avoid going out too much, because no one else around here seems to have the common sense to stay home when they're sick. Today at work, a mom brought in her daughter and told everyone that they had the flu. Seriously, do you have any sense at all?
We've been sending Little Man to bed early, trying to get him as much rest as possible, and are pushing fruits and vitamin C.
Most of what we're doing really isn't out of the ordinary, but it's only October. I'm not ready to stress out over being sick all the time for the next 4 months or more through winter. The fact that someone in the house has had a cold of one type or another for over a month already doesn't help. Why can the germs just go away?!
How are you staying healthy? Any tips?