Sniffle, Sneeze & Cough


Sniffle, sneeze, and cough, repeat sniffle, sneeze and cough.  Our spring break is off to a slower start than I anticipated. My daughter was under the weather first.  Sure enough, she seemed to be doing better throughout the day and I thought we were approaching a sick free home.  Then, her little body began to warm up again and suddenly, I was also under the weather. She’s so generous, she shared her illness with me.  

By mid afternoon yesterday, I was covered in a blanket and curled up on the couch, which rarely happens.  I could feel it coming, water stopped tasting good, my head hurt, and my body began aching. At least when I touch her she is no longer running a fever, but her cough does not sound good.  In fact, her cough sounds a lot like mine. I am not sure if this is perfect timing or poor timing as we are on Spring break and able to lay low.

I am not one who does well with sitting, it is just something I rarely do.  In fact, it is hard for me to relax as I always feel the need to be on the go.  But the last two days, I have sat, binged watch NCAA basketball tournament, the Food Network Spring Baking challenge and enjoyed extra snuggles with my girl.  I look around our home and have let puzzles stay on the floor a little longer and craft projects remain on our table.  I am doing self-talk, “It’s okay, I’ll pick up when I have more energy.”  But deep down inside, it’s driving me a little crazy.      

The only plans cancelled so far are have been a park play date with friends and my routine dentist appointment.  I could not imagine having someone in my mouth while I could not breath out my nose. The plus side is that I was already able to reschedule this appointment. However, I hope these are the last cancelled plans as I had high hopes of venturing to our local children’s museum, arboretum, zoo and meeting up with friends.  I did not anticipate a slow moving spring break, but maybe this is what my body needed.

I am ready to have a little more spring in my step for the remainder of my Spring Break.

8 thoughts on “Sniffle, Sneeze & Cough

  1. Oh no! I’m so sorry you are sick now too but better to be sick together and enjoying some quiet time together. I’m right there with you on sitting down. It just seems to be so hard at times! I’m hoping that tomorrow brings less coughing and more energy!


  2. I am sending healing prayers for you and Cara! Sitting around is so difficult to do, unless I have a lot to do and no energy to do it! Enjoy the forced rest and hopefully you both will be on your feet running around!

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  3. I hope you start to feel better quickly and get to do something you all enjoy over this break. You will have time to pick up when you are better… you all need a little rest right now.

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