The Endless, Snot-Filled Winter

| February 21, 2014 | 8 Comments


I can tell it’s been a rough winter. If I didn’t know it myself, Facebook would’ve tipped me off. My newsfeed generally consists of:

a) screenshots of the weather network to show how “nope, nope, nope” cold it is out there

b) updates about friends’ kids’ illnesses. Antibiotics! Another trip to the ER! More puking!

With all the rashes and ear infections and flus flying around, I think I was able to keep all of two social engagements with the kids the whole month of January. In our case, I’m not sure if it was many colds, or one big long one, but there were runny noses and crabbiness aplenty.  Poor little tykes.

Of course, one would think we could take advantage of these cold, sick days indoors by wrapping up in a blanket together on the couch all cozy-like and reading our favourite books. And we do, for about 15 minutes. Then the rest of the day looks more like this:

(Big Bro likes to wear his sledding helmet around the house. May as well, since at this rate we won’t get out to do any sledding)

Of course, I got sick too. Quelle surprise, considering I’ve got kids barking and sneezing directly on my eyeballs. No amount of handwashing’s going to help with that. Thankfully, I have a very considerate son who saw my suffering and attempted to make me feel better. He came to me with the Neti Pot and offered me some tea. Ew. No thanks. Appreciate the sentiment though.

Anyway. I don’t have much else to say on the subject. I just needed  to have a bit of a rant, because it’s only February and it’s already been the longest, coldest, shackwackiest winter of all time.

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Family

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. Christine says:

    So true, better laugh about it.

  2. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that Spring will arrive on time and all these germs will take a hike!!

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    It’s been a very long winter and getting so tired of it already

  4. Brenda A says:

    This too, shall pass! The last several mornings I heard birds chirping outside. This makes the coming spring so much more real!!

  5. kathy downey says:

    i am so tired of coughing & runny noses,please COME ON SPRING

  6. Christine says:

    worst winter ever, not just snot but puke and vomit too! March has to be better!

  7. Freda Mans says:

    Congrats on the Canadian blog award!

  8. kathy downey says:

    This post is so funny i remember when mine were small,snot and more snot and when they started school………..

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