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Germaphobe Mom…Well Today

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Normally, I’m not a germaophobe. I mean, I care about germs, and I know they are bad, but I understand that my children get dirty, and will encounter germs. I always make sure that their hand are clean when we are eating.

Recently, in my house, everyone has been sick. I mean, all of them at the same time…I somehow have been able to avoid the illness’. I’m not even sure how…especially since I was the one not sleeping (because Eva was waking every 3-4 hours sometimes every 2)…I then made my own assumption, it’s because I was an elementary school teacher and built up my immune system, unlike my husband…one of the kids would get a small cold, then give it to the other, and then my husband. This cycle went on for about a month and 1/2.

Finally, everyone was healthy! Yay! (Happy dance!) So, I decided to take the kids to the children’s Museum. This way I could finally get myself and the kids out of the house. Now, I began to prepare myself for this journey. I told myself, the kids will not get sick again, I’m over this illness stricken house…i loaded up on antibacterial hand gel, prepared Ethan to make sure he didn’t touch his eyes,ears or mouth while at the museum. I knew that Eva wouldn’t be taken out of a wrap/stroller. So, we were good to go.

We had a blast at the museum. I loved how it was very locally displayed. We love in a coastal area, so they had a local tugboat, busses, Even a local bank, grocery store, fire department, and police. It was great! Ethan loved all the scenarios they had set up that he could play in. Now, he didn’t really get into all the costumes or truly understand all of the places, like the mini bank, but he loved the place. His favorite was the tugboat they had there, because you could fish off of it.

As soon as we were ready to leave, I antibacterial gelled my hands and Ethan’s. We got in the car and went home. I was super happy knowing that he didn’t touch his eyes, nose or mouth, we even washed our hands once in the museum, because he went potty. I was satisfied at my germaophobic self.

Unfortunately, three days later he had a fever…

Now, I’m working on getting my hand on an essential oil blend that will help detox my house!

Till next time!

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