The bugs have finally caught hold of me... actually the rest of us.
Max has been having running nose off and on for the last month. Sometimes he wakes up with a drippy nose and sometimes he seems all well till like 6pm. Then he'll be like all well for two days and then it'll start all over again. We had actually finished two batches of medication from two different doctors and then I decided he needed a break from all the drugs. So I stopped all medication for a couple of weeks, but today, because Micah woke up with a cough and sore throat, we took both the boys to the doctors again.
Grandma had been coughing for the last week and over the last weekend she actually had fever for two days. I, too, have been coughing occasionally for the last week. This evening I started sneezing and a bit of a running nose too.
I think the reason we are sick is because of our close contact with the boys, namely sharing food. They eat our food, share our drinks, we feed them and taste the food sometimes. But MOSTLY I believe it's because we tend to finish their food for them when they don't. DBKL.
So where did this nasty habit come from?
So far I have always seen all parents finish their children's food. When we were kids, I knew my parents sometimes finish our food, and sometimes our maid did it too. As nasty as it sounds, we sometimes even pop their spat out food, from their mouth into our hand, right into our mouth, namely sweets and not so mushed-up food like fishball, etc. - all depends on where we are and how easily it is to get to the rubbish bin.
So is it a surprise that we should fall sick when they do? We are, of course, more careful if we are sick and they are not, that we try to keep them of our food stuff and avoid close contact as far as we can.
So why do we finish their food? Is it because of economic reasons, or a sense of conscience that food should not be wasted? Is it just by examples set by our forefathers?
I have personally known only one family where the kids and parents don't have this kind of "close" relationship. They occasionally share a drink, but the parents will have their own food and the children theirs. And if the kids don't want to eat any more, it is left to be taken away. And from this example I think the reason we are DBKL is because it's all out of economic reason. This family I knew were very wealthy (I mean they own a private jet, that type). They seem more concern of hygiene and looking their very best all the time.
Oh, my head is now throbbing and telling me it's time to shut down my computer (brain) and let the body try to recover. Yes, I have taken my pills.
p/s- Sorry for the abrupt end.. my eyes too...zzzz....