I don’t know how much you guys have been following this year’s flu epidemic, but it has been HUGE! Working so many years in healthcare has made me a total germaphobe and I decided a couple months ago to keep Hailey out of the gym daycare. Trust me…it wasn't an easy decision because we both love it!
This year they didn't quite get the flu shots right and they are only about 50% effective (I’m not saying you shouldn't get the flu shot…it’s just not as helpful as normal). Supposedly this is the norm….I would like to disagree with that one. Just let me say…I’m pretty darn glad to not be working healthcare this year. At least it is now on the decline as you can see in the chart below. That doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet, but it's definitely getting closer.
Anywho…my whole point in all this is that I made the mommy decision to stay out of the gym. The littlest munchkin isn't quite old enough to know to wash her hands after she touches (or egad puts in her mouth) all those germ infested toys in the daycare. Just so ya know…I’m cringing even as I type this!
As an alternative and weather permitting we've been to the park almost every day. The monkey is getting really good on all the play equipment. The other day I taught her how to swing on the big girl swings on her belly and push herself. She just LOVES it! Today she was the little queen of the playground….the ONLY girl in the whole place. It was sooo cute all the little boys wanted to help her on the slide….LOL….I’m laughing now. In a few years…not so much!