The Sound of Winter

Is the sound of my children hacking. Even after that initial late autumn flu hits, the cough lingers. I thought that we had beat it, but a cold dry snap has brought it back out again. They seem fine at home but by the time we walk the 20 min to school they are a coughing, hacking mess. So today we are staying home. The weather is supposed to go up to 1 tomorrow, instead of the balmy -1, and include some freezing drizzle, so perhaps that additional moisture will help.

I made it to the gym yesterday but by the time I got home, a neighbour arrived in my driveway bearing my youngest, saying he had been sent home. Coughing at recess and then leaning against a wall falling asleep. Yesterday was the first snowfally of the year so understandably the children wanted to go out in it. I guess for little one, his first day back after two weeks, being out in the cold was NOT a good thing. His 6 yr old brother managed to last for the day, but when I picked him up he was coughing and now at 7:22 am he is still coughing. Did so throughout the night.

So today I think we will go into the yard for short periods of time, see how the cough holds up. And we will try again tomorrow when the moisture is expected to be more, as will be the temperatures.

My inlaws are on a plane bound for Ecuador for three months this morning. I'm excited to hear of their adventures!

That's all for now.


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