Winter Cold, H1N1, Swine flu? ...and taking care of kids.

Is it just me or have people gone crazy infatuated with avoiding sickness? i feel like every time someone coughs everyone around them pulls out the anti-bacterial juice and gives the cough-er the stink eye! Is this winter really going to be that different from any other? I know I'm no medical expert but, I tend to be a little more relaxed with colds...I guess. So, my daughter Adriah got a fever on Friday night. She was at 104 for 24 hours or so. I called the nurse hot-line and they said she can stay home as long as it doesn't go above 105. Sounded really high to me but, we stayed home. Then she has had a normal temperature every day this week but, at night...just before bed she gets a low grade fever (100). Weird eh? Her only other symptoms were glassy eyes, tiredness, and no appetite. Kinda the easiest flu I've ever seen.

I have kept her home from school all week AND I've stayed at home with both kids for the last 4 days straight. I'm running out of crafts and activities. I keep taking her temperature - why, I don't know - and if she has any fever we stay home. it's the right thing to do I know but, the right thing is not always easy.  Hats off to everyone else staying home this week to keep from spreading this fever.

I'm hoping we've paid our dues for the season and we've all built up  the antibodies we need to fight off everything else for the rest of the winter. Wouldn't that be nice?

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.