Friday, July 30, 2010

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 percent of them are wrong.


Another cloudy day in Hobart. New Town, July 2010.

The was once a time when I very rarely got ill. Tired, yes. Bored, indeed. Disenchanted, abso-bloody-lutely. But sick? Hardly ever. Nary a sniffle.

Then I had children.

Since they arrived, scarcely a month goes by without a headache, temperature, sore throat, runny nose, trots or generalised pain. I’m not sure if they’re cursed, or they’re out to get me.

Either way, I think they’ve won.

6 comments:

me said...

Little germ factories, no?

I like your photo for today.

Roddy said...

I think that your stamina suffers thus letting your immune system drop its guard letting the nasties in.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

and here we think we carry children, but really children are the carriers

be well....

Baino said...

That's why they give teachers 22 sick days a year, imagine working with 30 of he snot boxes on a daily basis! Think of it as building your immunity.

Sue said...

My first year working in a school, I had colds absolutely non-stop! I used my sick pay up extremely rapidly.
I only average one illness a year now...usually on the first day of the winter holidays. (OMG... I hope I haven't just jinxed myself!!???)
As the person who does sick bay at our College, I average twenty odd (very odd!) "patients" a day! Hand sanitiser is the key...(I think) and I dispense my assistance from a distance as much as possible!
You will build up your immunity after a while, as will they!
And I agree with Roddy...your weakened state allows the nasties a toehold!

Kris said...

It is a cruel life.