Or maybe it's just germs.
I read online somewhere that cold and flu season lasts from May to October. By that tally, we should be nearing the end of it.
We were fairly healthy from May until the first week of September (also known around here as the first week of school). Since then its been running noses, sore throats, coughing, aching bodies, respiratory infections, and - I shudder to even type the words - gastrointestinal distress.
These past few weeks have given me a lot of opportunity to ponder what I want around when my brood and I aren't feeling well. It can be hard to call to mind the goods when feeling chipper; so here's a list I've put together of "necessaries" in case you have a friend who's ill.
The Sick Call Goody Basket
Ibprophen (Adult or Children's)
Emergen-C's (or their poor cousin "Essence C," hehe. Click here for a free sample of the real stuff.)
Vicks VapoRub (apply to the chest or to the bottoms of the feet for young ones)
Epsom Salts (to soak that achy body)
Throat Lozenges (we like these, but they're not for the faint of heart)
Smart Water with Electrolytes (Is this a gimmick? Possibly, but some I know swear it makes a difference.)
An Easy Paper Back (bring on the fluff)
Of course, this list is not exhaustive, and it depends on the invalid (s) involved, but it's something to get you started. What would you add?