Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Both my kids have colds. Again. Meg has had something off and on for a week or so now, but just last night she started coughing at nighttime. Andy developed a cough on Sunday morning and spiked a fever that even. During the day, they generally seem to feel okay, but listening to the coughing at night breaks my heart. And totally stresses me out that I can't do anything to fix it really.

I try not to be all dramatic. It's a cold, it's not typhoid. I have the luxury of not having to worry that it will be smallpox (and having just watched John Adams Part I on DVD, that looks pretty brutal). I also need to realize it's not about ME at all. Sure it's inconvenient. Sure, it's stressful, but eventually it will pass and their immune systems will be better for it.

Anyone have tips on being more zen about this? Obviously, more wine is one good suggestion.

1 comment:

  1. If you are listening to the cough at night, then you are not asleep. If you are not asleep, then you are sleep deprived. That is where zen goes out the window. No zen. Mind starts to play games w/ you and the cough sounds like any one of a number of evil things. Sleep for you = zen for them. No sleep, no zen. I wish for you sleep and zen.