Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dear Rotavirus

You have now been at our house for over a week. I think it's time you left. Guests (especially those who are unannounced and uninvited) should not stay this long. We will be leaving for vacation in less than a week and need time to prepare for our time away. Furthermore, this is not the first time you have visited our home. I believe there was the first time-when we were relatively new, unsuspecting parents-in 2002. That was our initiation into your ways. Then again in 2004 or 2005-you definitely overstayed your welcome then, taking your sweet time to go through both of my children. Well, now I have 4 and I don't think you should hang around here at all.
You are hereby given notice that we are no longer unsuspecting parents. If you choose not to leave very soon we will hunt you down with a can of Lysol and spray you until you D-I-E! Sorry, no southern hospitality here anymore.
Cara
mom to hosts and potential hosts: Lindsay, Jared, Haley and Nathan

**for any new, unsuspecting parent that doesn't already know this Rotavirus = 3-9 days of vomiting and diarrhea that will overtake your home and leave you like a wet dishrag. Thankfully we've had the vaccine for the younger kids so Haley's bout has been much less severe than our first experience with this virus (in 2002 when Lindsay was 2) and Nathan should escape it (more due to the fact that I'm breastfeeding than that he's been vaccinated). Lindsay and Jared have had it before, so Jared's was less severe than it could be. We've not had any dehydration yet....stay tuned.

3 comments:

Kelly and Kelly said...

I hope you are all better soon. That is one of the worst things to have. We've had it before and I hope never again.

gina said...

Ugh - the dreaded sickness - and with 4 little ones. That is totally uncalled for!! Hope your unwelcome guest departs quickly.

squirrelgirl said...

Ack! I hope it leaves soon, never to return!

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