Category Archives: health

It’s alive

Well my whole family has been struck with the flu, which is not a particularly big deal but when you have 2 small children becomes a horrendous chase of runny noses and annoyed children. Thankfully we seem to be over it and I can get back to my periodic blogging. I am into double figures in terms of sales now which obviously is not impressive but makes me pretty happy!

While the subject of illness came up I had to delay my sons vaccine because he was ill and it really made me wonder about why people decide not to vaccinate their kids. I have read about the arguments of course and the risk that there are but it strikes me as odd that people can be so irresponsible to others in society. If you plan to home school your children then fine, no one can argue with your stance, flawed though it may be. But how can you endanger other children based upon your own beliefs. There has been a constant struggle to eliminate many illnesses through vaccinations and it has proven to be incredible successful. As a parent I am really quite baffled that people would not only risk infection for their child but also the health of other children that they interact with.

I have to say it is not something that occupies a lot of my time but when you have a trip to the doctor with an upset child it is really quite depressing. My kids are still very young and don’t understand why they feel bad so it leaves you pretty powerless to try and explain to them what is going on. Also my eldest seems to have developed a real fear of the doctor now, he is fine up until the point we go into the room when the waterworks start. Smart little boy though I guess he remembers that is where they injected him last time. He is probably making his own political protest about vaccinations. Based largely on not enjoying the needle though I guess. It is nice to have them sleeping through the night again though, there is nothing more sad than a little baby waking up really upset and scratching at his nose because he is blocked up. Also gives me a chance to catch up on my reading, which is going to be the subject of tomorrows blog. What are you reading at the moment? Let me know.