In retrospect, we probably should have put Thea in daycare months ago.
If we had, I'm convinced we'd all be dead -- or would have developed a resistance to every viral strain on the planet.
As fortune would have it, she's not in daycare and we're not dead. But we all have been fighting off varying degrees of mucous, phlegm, green shot, coughing, sneezing and otherwise feeling miserable.
Thea and Nikole started the drill on our return from Deltaville two weeks ago, and Thea signed up for a round of antibiotics the following Friday. She immediately started to bounce back -- literally as Nikole and I were both falling off the proverbial cliff.
We spent last weekend in abject misery -- one of the two of us was asleep as often as we could possibly manage it.
On Tuesday, I lost my voice.
Even Nikole admitted that it wasn't as entertaining or relaxing around the house without my constant commentary. For more than 48 hours, I could barely whisper and was under strict orders from my doctor to keep my yap shut.
By Thursday, I was on the mend and Nikole was on her way back downhill.
Apparently, that's how life with baby works. Even one who doesn't swap germs with 27 other kids every day.