Lice and Mosquitos and Rashes and Colds

Three days into summer camp, Seth was sick. Riley followed. I shook my fist! Four weeks is all I get, and they’re home? Poor me!

We ended up missing a lice outbreak.

A few weeks ago, two Wednesdays in a row I couldn’t make “porch night” because Todd had to work evening shift. Porch night is when a few of us ladies gather on our friend Melinda’s awesome front porch after the kids are in bed. We have drinks. We chat. It’s fun.

Two weeks in a row! A consipiracy, I wailed!

Turns out, the mosquitoes were out. Two of the women got West Nile. Low grade fevers, achey bodies, mottled rashes.

This weekend Riley, Seth and I have nasty colds. Sore ears, eyes, noses, throats. We’re coughing, sneezing, the whole nine yards.

God only knows what we’ve been spared, stuck inside hacking up our lungs.

I’m just going to trust we’re where we need to be, and say thanks in advance.

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7 Responses to Lice and Mosquitos and Rashes and Colds

  1. Dee Ready says:

    Somewhere I’ve read that we are always where we are when we are meant to be.
    This certainly seems true, Michelle, in your posting today. The Universe does watch out for us.


  2. Wanda says:

    Grace. Gratitude. Thanks, Beloved.

  3. kario says:

    Lice, mosquitos and rashes, oh my! Worse than lions and tigers and bears! Sorry you’re all sick. Glad you’re together.

  4. Tanya Savko says:

    So glad you missed the lice and West Nile! But sorry you’re under the weather now. Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Michelle O'Neil says:

    Nothing like the euphoria of being able to breathe through the nose again! The O’Neils are back in the saddle! Hurray!

  6. Jamie says:

    As always love this post. Love, love, love the last line! Thanks!

    Also think “porch night” is such a GREAT idea!!!! I may have to steal it next summer -it will be too cold here soon to have any sort of porch night!

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