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post #1 of 18
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After giving them all of those wonderful Christmas presents, playing with them and wiping their snotty noses, HOW do the twins thank me? They gave me their colds! Ungrateful little wretches!

My nose is stuffed up, my body aches and I'm sneezing my brains out. I even took off from work, early. After liberal applications of decongestants, antihistamines, chicken soup and a hot shower, I now feel halfway human.

I KNEW that there was a reason, that I've avoided kids, since mine grew up. Maybe, I'll just send checks, for Christmas and birthdays, until they get past the germy years.
post #2 of 18
Yep, one of the hazards of being a teacher. I just hope getting sick all the time now means I'll have a fantabulous immune system later.
post #3 of 18
But aren't you glad they are learning to share?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by gemlady
But aren't you glad they are learning to share?
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by SnowLeop
Yep, one of the hazards of being a teacher. I just hope getting sick all the time now means I'll have a fantabulous immune system later.
So true. lol I was a teacher in a pre-school for 2 years and while my boyfriend has been sick atleast twice since fall.. I haven't!!
post #6 of 18
Hee hee, Merry Christmas Gran!!
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by gemlady
But aren't you glad they are learning to share?
Some consolation!!!
post #8 of 18
But...I couldn't help but hold Mayah, even if she had a fever and was blowing mucus bubbles from her nose...her little arms 'round my neck felt so good.

Of course, now I'm sick and blowing mucus bubbles, too....sigh.

Get well soon. And meeeeeee too. Achew! I haven't made it to the "halfway human" part yet, though...

Best-
Michele
post #9 of 18
I feel your pain, Cindy. I have the Christmas cold, too, and I haven't been around a school kid in 2 weeks. I only manage to get sick when I don't have to go to work. On top of that, I had my semi-annual dentist visit this week. I have a new dentist since the old one sold the practice to tend to his sick father. Wouldn't you know that all of a sudden I had decay in 2 old fillings? So today, I had to have both of those filled. Ugh. My mouth is sore now on top of the throat and other cold symptoms.
post #10 of 18
Oh I hope you all feel better soon! At the moment I have two coldsores. *groan*
post #11 of 18
When 'grand' kids turn 'bad'...

But on the bright side, their immune systems are getting stronger!

I laughed at your post. Thanks.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by katl8e
After giving them all of those wonderful Christmas presents, playing with them and wiping their snotty noses, HOW do the twins thank me? They gave me their colds! Ungrateful little wretches!

My nose is stuffed up, my body aches and I'm sneezing my brains out. I even took off from work, early. After liberal applications of decongestants, antihistamines, chicken soup and a hot shower, I now feel halfway human.

I KNEW that there was a reason, that I've avoided kids, since mine grew up. Maybe, I'll just send checks, for Christmas and birthdays, until they get past the germy years.
Yeah, I know that feeling. My mum's a teacher and my son also has a cold - so mum, myself, Alex, my lil bro and his girlfriend are all full of the cold at the moment Get well soon sweetie
post #13 of 18
You know that you love every minute with those kids even if they "shared" more then you bargained for.
post #14 of 18
awe! they love you! they just wanted to give you something in return for their presents!!!

get well soon!
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by SnowLeop
Yep, one of the hazards of being a teacher. I just hope getting sick all the time now means I'll have a fantabulous immune system later.

Hahaha that's what i say to myself everytime one of my students get me sick. Hasn't worked yet as I've already been sick 4 times since school started in September.
post #16 of 18
It's odd that all the teachers here report getting sick all the time when the kids "share" their colds. Most nurses I know have a great immune system (myself included) due to all the germs which are rampant in any hospital. If I get a cold a year it's a big deal, and I always get my flu vaccine. Maybe part of the deal is that we do a lot of handwashing, afterall sinks are available in every patient room, but obviously not in a classroom. Maybe the teachers should think about keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer in their desks...it might help.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
It's odd that all the teachers here report getting sick all the time when the kids "share" their colds. Most nurses I know have a great immune system (myself included) due to all the germs which are rampant in any hospital. If I get a cold a year it's a big deal, and I always get my flu vaccine. Maybe part of the deal is that we do a lot of handwashing, afterall sinks are available in every patient room, but obviously not in a classroom. Maybe the teachers should think about keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer in their desks...it might help.
I wash my hands constantly, but still get colds. I think it's just inevitable when you're stuck in one room with a large group of people for an hour or two, and then move on to the next large group, etc., etc.. I insist on opening the windows for a few minutes every hour, which helps a bit.
Anyway, fellow cold sufferers and disgruntled grannies:
post #18 of 18
i thinkt he last time i had a serious cold was when i was at school since i dont interact with a large group of people i cant get so sick anymore
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