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It was 67 degrees over the weekend. In the middle of November. When it’s usually beginning to dip into winter-like temperatures, with snow just a few days before. Granted, it was also rainy and windy and not very pleasant. But my mom likes to say this is the kind of weather when you get sick.
I might possibly be pleasantly surprised at the heat wave we saw this weekend, except I’m scared instead. The time of colds and sickness is upon us, especially with all my kids in the petri dish known as elementary school. And what my mom says is ringing in my ears.
Kids, please, for all the love in the world, do not get sick.
At least, not again. I already went through a small bout with Abby about a week ago. It lasted that weekend, just long enough to get well before school started again. It’s terrible to see our kids sick, but we were lucky. Luck runs out, however. That’s when you need to utilize prevention techniques to minimize the spread of germs. You’ll find some great tips in the below infographic:
Now, the best way to keep my kids from getting sick is to keep them away from other kids. That’s not possible anymore, unfortunately. Keeping up to date on vaccinations is another great idea. “A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season”, an ebooklet by Elizabeth Pantley, also contains many more useful suggestions.
Not only does this ebooklet share useful tips on keeping those germs away this season, but it also gives detailed information on the differences between colds and flus. This is personally useful for me, as I’m never sure what I’m dealing with. It is important to know the symptoms of each, however, because while a cold can be an annoyance, the flu can have serious complications.
I’ve downloaded the ebooklet to have on hand for the months ahead. I hope I don’t have to use it often, but just in case I know it’s there. My main goal for this winter is to keep everyone safe and as germ-free and out of the doctor’s office as much as possible!