Friends! March is here…and you know what that means: warmer temperatures, flowers blooming, birds singing, spring training baseball, sunshine….and the end of the dreaded flu season. Yes, the flu is the bane of every heart family’s existence…you know that during the winter months you lock yourselves up at home and try your best to stay out of places with too many people. For us the biggie was staying clear of church and watching it on our church’s Roku app. It definitely wasn’t the same, but we go to a big church with a ton of people and it just increased the chances of any of us – especially Nolan – getting sick. If you recall reading in this blog, Nolan caught parainfluenza in November 2013 and ended up in the hospital for a week. . So yeah, the flu is no joke.
But here in the Charlotte area, the weather is finally starting to warm up a bit and we can hopefully look forward to popping the flu bubble
This past weekend we took the kids to a museum called Discovery Place Kids, which had a bunch of fun stuff for little ones their age. The kids had a blast:
Nolan especially loved the Water Table: he got himself (and people around him) completely soaked:
While official flu season may be close to over and you start emerging back into the world, remember that your heart kid can still catch a lot of big, bad, yucky crud, so you have to be smart about it. The first – and easiest – thing you can (and should) always do is practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands regularly and have some good hand sanitizer handy. If people come visit, make sure they practice good hand hygiene too. Next, use your smarts: don’t go where people are sick and don’t let people touch your child’s face and get all up in his or her grill with their coughing and snotting. Yuck. Finally, remember that people will get over it if you can’t go to everything they invite you to. I know you find yourself explaining it over and over, but they’ll live. Stick to your guns.
We were fortunate not to have to battle the flu this winter. We’re looking forward to getting back to life as the weather begins to warm up. As we greet the spring and say bye-bye to flu season, we can soon say: