Monday, January 31, 2011

Illness Arrives, Chaos Ensues

I'm over at DadCentric today, so just click on the "read more" link at the end of this teaser, and learn all about the horrors we've been experiencing.


I knew we couldn't dodge the bullet forever.

Our twin girls have managed to go for nineteen months now without an illness worse than a mild case of the sniffles.  I've always attributed this to my particularly robust genes.  It may also have something to do with the fact that they have never been in daycare and are a bit standoffish during playdates, so don't come in close contact with many little purveyors of pestilence.

My smugness has now been replaced with abject despair though, as a series of insidious viruses have infiltrated our perimeter and made our (more or less) orderly homelife resemble nothing so much as medieval plague art.



And here's a bonus video.  You might want to turn down the volume on your computer if you wear hearing aids or if there's a dog nearby.


  1. Hope everyone feels better soon!

  2. they may be doing good now, wait till 4:30 or so... they may get cranky, I remember if mine had fevers, fevers spike late in the afternoon- so keep that in mind if they ever do get one...its kinda like the tide coming in at the end of the day... hey can u make chicken soup? the broth seems to work its magic. Got your nose aspirator handy??

  3. I hope you guys feel better soon. I hope that you will be able to get them back on schedule after this. My dog was recently sick and would not eat, so we started mixing canned dog food with his kibble. Well, now that he is well, he expects it and will not eat his kibble without it. Not to compare your girls to my dog, but if my dog can figure out how to abuse the system, surly your girls will. Good luck with that, you may be creating divas.

  4. I have been a lurker for some time and as a parent of twins I felt an overwhelming need to respond to this post.

    It is the beginning of the end. I have no happier news to share. For our family all was well and good and I laughed in the face of those who said parenting or twins was "soooo hard."

    It wasn't sickness that ended it all for us, it was the third child.

    That well thought out idea turned into an entity that ruled the rest of our schedules and must be contained no matter the cost. Carefully mapped out schedules and beautiful amazing well crafted and carefully honed parenting skills flew out the window as we scrambled to do whatever we could to maintain a semblance of a family in the midst of chaos.

    We are still recovering, I'm aiming for next year when they are all in school. We'll see how that plays out.

    Best of luck to you and your little cuties!

  5. Thanks all, for the well-wishes!

    @KBF--You're right, everything seems to get worse in the evening. I felt like total crap last night, and the kids were getting pretty cranky.

    @Michelle--Dog behavior is always a good analogy for kid behavior. They're very similar in so many ways!

    @B--Thanks for coming out of the shadows! My wife read your comment and made a scared face. The idea of sick+pregnant+toddler twins=no fun at all. I can only imagine.

  6. That fantastic! realy! these website is way better then everything I ever saw.

  7. Congrats on your studio 30 award, Best dad blogger!

  8. Hahaha... I wish I was that peppy when I get sick.

  9. Will I be able to make bikes out of wood if I get rid of my TV?

    Hope you are all better soon.

  10. Kids are really fun but when it comes to their health and sickness arrives it feel so bad seeing them unhealthy..I know this was an old post and they might pretty well now.


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