Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Winter Bugs


Firstly, new Stream of Consciousness Sunday button! I’m a bit slow getting on board with it as I’m not a huge fan of change … but I’ve finally done it.

So this week the only thing on my mind is the issue of winter bugs, illnesses.

I am so sick of BiP being ill. It seems like she’s not getting a break.

In the last month it’s been one thing after another.

A cold, an ear infection, then a tummy bug which made her appear like something out the Exorcist, followed with yet another cold, a perpetual visit from the snot monster and now we’re back to a tummy bug.

The worst part is that I feel so helpless. I know there is nothing I can do to stop her catching these bugs but it doesn’t console me.

I think this has to be the worst part of being a parent: watching your child suffer and feel like crap and not be able to take it away.


This is my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post at all.things.fadra.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

3 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Winter Bugs

  1. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

    Aw, I used to hate it when the kids got sick, and one was sick a lot as a child with the same things you mentioned. It still bothers me when one of my now adult boys gets sick. I want so to hold them. You know that’s not going to happen. Good luck to you throughout the rest of winter. (and always)

  2. Jessica

    You’re right. Having sick kids and not being able to do much of anything about it is tough. Just keep loving her and providing her as much comfort as possible and she’ll get better soon. I know that’s the only that works when my kids get sick.

  3. Fadra

    I think that’s been a common thing for a lot of people. I swear I was sick from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s. It dawned on me the other day that I actually feel GOOD for a change! I’ve been the sickest in the family but it is hard to watch your little ones suffer.


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