Well, my little one has been on a roll for the past several months.
She had ear infections on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, and her birthday.
Right before Easter, she got strep. Now, we have another ear infection. I will have you know that May 18th is International Museum Day, in case you were wondering. It is also National Cheese Souffle Day. In addition, it is the birthdate of Pope John Paul II and George Strait.
In a few weeks, we will decide if she’s getting tubes.
I’m afraid I’m getting addicted to hand sanitizer and antibacterial wet wipes.
I. Hate. Germs.
At restaurants, I wipe down any surfaces she might touch. Same thing with shopping carts, which I then cover with a shopping cart cover anyway.
Some people give me a hard time about this, so I’ve tried to loosen up a little bit. When a friend and I had a playdate at the children’s museum, I let little M chew on some of the blocks. Disgusting. I was trying not to be such a germaphobe. Now I gag every time I think about it.
Now that she’s mobile and moving around the house and the church nursery, I can’t really control the germ situation as much. So that has helped my germaphobia. Okay, germaphobia is an exaggeration. But still.
I cringe every time she makes contact with a remote control, telephone, purse, or armrest. Those are the germiest.
She was breastfed for a full year to help with immunity and all of that good stuff. But, as always, I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem. And, I hear it gets better when you have a second child.
With Fathers’ Day around the corner, I’m crossing my fingers. One month from today, June 18, is International Panic Day. Just what I need…