Whew- I admit, I’ve never been an advocate for the flu shot. Professionally, that might be shameful, but as a mom, no way have I ever wanted to drag 4 kids, kicking and screaming, into the clinic for vaccinations.
Having lived through the flu however, last week, I think I might have changed my mind.
It was “Carnaval Week” here, a week long break from school and time we’d planned to adventure together. Unfortunately though, I ended up down, with the flu, for days…with aches, chills, fevers, nausea, coughing, congestion, headache, fatigue, all took hold. Meanwhile, the 4 angels off of school took hold of something else, the house. When I emerged from my funk, there was chalk drawings on the walls, toilet paper unraveled all over the bath, trash all over the kitchen, a playroom that looked like it was a war zone, and the kids were movie marathon-ing through their days off school. I was down, and we were not “out” as intended. Perhaps the most sorry break we’ve spent here. Well, we did get out a little, just before I landed in bed. To do this,
And collect this…
But next year, we might actually go for a flu shot first, so we can hopefully be “out and not down”.