Thursday, August 31, 2006

8/31

I was just looking through my past posts and realized that the last time I was sick was July 21st. I'm pretty sure Zac was sick as well. That means instead of getting my period once a month, I get a head cold. If I had to choose between blood coming out my genitals or my entire sinus cavities filling up with mucus, I would choose the blood. At least then I feel justified in being bitchy to complete strangers. When I'm sick, I can't even muster up enough energy to complain about the lack of hot water in my apartment this morning.

Even though my little booger got me sick on Monday, I feel sorry for him when he starts sneezing long, green snot trails. If this morning's sneezes were any indication, we are in for a long weekend of napping and snot sucking. At least I know what is happening to me when I'm sick. Zac always looks so startled after he sneezes, like he's saying: "What the hell was that? What is the stuff running down my nose? Does it taste good? Let's see. Ohhhhh....not so good. I wonder if I could rub it all over my face and into my hair. I'll try it and let you know."

This must be the true meaning of parenthood - complete, selfless abandon. You care more about the one that got you sick more than you care about drinking tea and trying to sweat out a fever. Although some tea would be nice right about now. Maybe I'll go and get myself a cup.

4 comments:

p said...

No thanks to the recent infiltration of your blog, I feel like I have to talk in code...

I am sorry you're ill. I am sorry Z is ill. Why do babies carry so many germs?

It's chilly here in MA too. But I could definitely see you in Colorado!

xxoxo
-P

Anonymous said...

Are you still breastfeeding? If not, try Advil Cold & Sinus. It's the only thing I take for colds now. Every 4 hours. It's like a miracle drug. Medium size red pills. Walmart and others have a generic brand, but I stick to the brand name.

Hope you feel better soon NSPIT!

April

Caroline said...

I hope you and Zac feel better. I hate seeing babies sick because they have no idea what's going on and can't voice what's going on with them. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Try some Vicks Vapo-Rub, it's nasty, but it does help you breathe at night very well. Sorry that both of you are not feeling very well.

Colorado is nice, but not enough summer days. And to many days of cold, although it's a dry cold! Estes Park is my favorite place in Colorado.