Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back to School Germ Pool

My kids started school this last week. A very good thing as I think they were getting bored with the summer routine. Summer is anything but a vacation due to having to manage childcare schedules and it seems the pace of things at work hastens and is more chaotic. The end of summer is then, in a lot of ways, a relief. Schedules become more regimented. Activities are constrained to evenings and non-school days. We know what's going to happen throughout the weeks and months with more certainty.

Despite this, there is one thing I dread about back to school. All the kids have been off doing their own things and collecting their own sets of bacteria and viruses. Germs that are different enough that back to school results in a concentration and redistribution of what can only be affectionately called crud.

This is a roundabout way of saying that I have a cold. It's annoying enough to deplete me yet not severe enough to place me in bed. Only a week is a little early for me to fully blame back-to-school, however any parents who are in my kids' class and are reading this know that I am sorry.

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