Poison ivy, quicksand
Cannibals and snakes
Your trip is 10 days away. Or at least mine is. It's January. Rates are low. Deals are good. Weather in South Florida is nice. The problem is, it's also sick season. Children are coming back from their Christmas break. They've collected germs from all over the tri-state area, and held on to them. Now that the BCS has finally named their champion, everyone is back at work and school. A little snot and a low grade fever is not nearly enough for keep parents from sending their children back to school. Back where your kids are. The ones who are going to Disney in 10 more sleeps. 10. Diez dias.
What to do?
We still have to go to church, and we still have to go to school. One thing I am doing, minnie-mizing (do you like how I did that?) germ opportunities.
This isn't rocket science.
• We try not to touch as much. Walls, stair rails, door knobs. You get it. It's always good practice to keep our little fingers to ourselves, but inside 2 weeks of WDW, it's mission critical.
• OJ. LaHots of it. I make sure the kids drink all of their juice in the mornings, and drink a lot of anything but sugary things.
• We are staying home more, intentionally. We love play dates at the local quick service spots in town (I did it again, see?). But those are often a breeding spot for the most vicious germs. So we are cutting back on our outings like this, and eating at home. Saves a little cash. Protects from a few germs.
Little things that may or may not be really helping my family stay healthier, but in my mind, they are, and it feels like we are already getting ready for our trip.
A letter to my son
1 month ago