Down With The Sickness


Image: Mandy Horetski

I didn’t get the con crud from my recent visit to Dragon*Con, but I have been laid low by a cold that I got from my toddler. Even though she had it too, she didn’t seem to let the cold stop her from her daily activities.

I was feeling groggy and tired from the cold medicine as I watched my daughter run circles around the house or play pretend games with her toys. It made me tired just watching her.

It was really interesting how the exact same strain of cold had such different responses in us. I usually feel fairly young since I’m pretty young at heart – in fact, I boggle sometimes that I’m actually married, a mom and an adult.

But this cold made me feel all of my 34 years and made me feel old as it didn’t seem to slow my daughter down at all. We are both nearly cured now but I’m still feeling old when I look at my child.

Are there things your child does to make you feel all of your years?

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