Flus and colds are running rampant around us right now. Of the 11 boys that live with us during the week, 6 of them are home sick right now, and one just came back today after being out sick. Of our own 5 children, 3 are in some stages of illness. However, with illness also tends to come jealous healthy children. One daughter, who has yet to have any verifiable symptoms, now and then complains of a headache or she will 'cough.'
My two year old even got in on the act tonight. As I was preparing his evening snack he said,
"Mommy, I have a sore throat." Really . . .
"Nathan, you have a sore throat?"
"Nathan, where's your throat?"
Cute little impish grin, "I don't know."