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September 27, 2006

Winning the war

Filed under: General — Tom @ 1:36 pm

One week later, the Battle Of The SnotTM seems to be mostly over. Amanda weathered her first cold amazingly well – never underestimate the power of play. It’s pretty funny, actually. When I get sick, it feels like the world is ending, and I just want to crawl onto the couch and curl up in a ball and watch TV all day, feeling like I’m on the verge of death for days. Amanda? She barely acknowledged that she was sick, save for the wheezing, snorting, and sneezing (which was followed by us chasing her around trying to clean globs of The SnotTM before she managed to smear it onto her and then, of course, onto everything around her. She even went to the Little Gym on Saturday (she was no longer contagious by this point – just occasionally drippy) and had as good a time as any of the other times. It’s truly a testament to how whiny we get as we grow older. As I remarked to Alissa, perhaps it’s just that being sick to her is a novelty, and to us it’s become a routine annoyance – we know it’s going to happen again and again, and we know how long it takes to get over it, so why not relax and be pampered? But for Amanda, who gets pampered plenty, what is there to complain about? Except for that bulb syringe . . .



  1. There are so many things wrong with that image…

    just… so… wrong…

    Comment by Bekah — September 28, 2006 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  2. Ahh yes – colds and kids 🙂

    We don’t bother with the whole syringe thing but just let it come out naturally. They look really funny in the morning with dried snot all through their eyebrows……. 😉

    Comment by marc — September 28, 2006 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

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