It’s official, I’m a flu-a-phobe and I’m not ashamed.

I’ve been apprehensive all season, but this headline did it to me; Minnesota Health Officials: 27 flu deaths this season. 23 of those deaths were last week.  Just in Minnesota!

That’s it, I’m done. Quarantine.

Then, I picked up Kellen from school and found out that his classroom has two confirmed cases of flu.


I didn’t send Kellen to school today. I figure it wasn’t very wise to knowingly send him to a place where there was confirmed flu. I’ll feel out next week as we get there. It’s not worth the risk.

We have also made arrangements with Kellen’s teacher that we will come 15 minutes late and pick up 15 minutes late so teachers can bring Kellen to the door. That way Owen can stay in the car and will not be going into school for direct contact. It’s really nice of Kellen’s teachers to agree to this. I know they are busy and it’s hard enough managing a bunch of 3 and 4-year-old kids without little field trips downstairs to get Kellen. We are lucky to have such a supportive school.

Last night I went to Target and didn’t take off my gloves the whole time I was there. Thankfully it was raining (yes, in January, and then it all froze) so not many people were out. Had there been a bunch of coughing, I may have been that person who left a full cart of groceries and high-tailed out of there.

Healthy thoughts to everyone! I’m off to watch Cars with Kellen while Owen naps.

Here are pictures of the boys trying out the Wheat and Egg Free pancakes. There was a slightly different texture at the end of the chew, but the flavor was great and the texture was not that noticeable.






Cold and Flu Season Dread

I don’t know if panic is exactly the right word…okay, panic is the right word… I have to be honest, I’ve really, really been struggling with the thought of being stuck in our house for another Cold and Flu season.  Eight to nine months of only leaving the house for doctor/therapy appointments and for dropping off and picking up Kellen for school.  The closer it gets; the more the weather changes and the more I see parents posting on Facebook about their kids being sick, the larger the pit in my stomach grows.  Dread, panic, MOODY and anxiety all come to mind.  Seriously, as I type this, tears run down my face.  I’ve done this cold and flu season winter thing before and let me tell you, the very nicest word I can come up for it is, it SUCKS!

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