Sunday, January 16, 2011

winter colds stink

Maybe I'm the only one out there who feels this way, but I am personally afraid to write on facebook when I have a cold! I feel like noone will want me near them for the next 7-9 days just in case any germs hop off me onto them and that noone will want to hang out ever again.

I mean, maybe that's a little dramatic, but I find it very annoying. I am not talking about someone being like ill to the point of totally bedridden and throwing up both ends on the hour, I'm talking about the common cold. The kind you get every.single.winter possibly more than once. I don't want someone to come and hang out with me if I'm on my deathbed necessarily but I hate getting the stink-eye if I have a sniffle or a cough.

And truth be told, if someone who has kids puts on facebook that their kids are sick, oh lord help us. The comments that will ensue saying to keep your kids home and away from theirs (obviously sprinkled with some "I hope you all feel better soon!"s in there) But reality is, they will most likely be banned from all social activity for weeks! I am not an advocate of exposing sick children to other sick children intentionally, but at the same time, I'm not about living holed up all winter.

So, if I had a cold, would you still go out with me? *grin*


4 extraordinary comments:

Molly @ Star Cottage January 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM  

I am a bit overly cautious at times and I am definitely guilty of avoiding people with colds, since Kevin has a lowered immune system and can end up in the hospital even with the littlest thing. Because for him, a cold always ends up turning into bronchitis or pnemonia or some other horrible thing. Not fun!

erin January 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM  

As long as you don't cough or sneeze on my kids, and I know you wash your hands, yup, come on over! :)

But I totally understand those who are cautious because of compromised immune systems.

Laural Out Loud January 17, 2011 at 11:04 PM  

Me AND the kids have been sick with repetitive colds for months! I stopped telling anyone about it because I don't want to come off as a hypochondriac, lol.

As for hanging out with a sicky, as long as your snot is clear, it's a go!

emily January 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM  

the only thing that bothers me (other than the stomach bug ... people with that should keep to themselves, in my opinion) is sometimes kids don't know the concept of sneezing into sleeves or not wiping noses on stuff - and making it easy to spread germs. but when adults are sick w/colds, it's no biggie :)

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