World Series…Sweep?

Yes I am well aware that the World Series is not for two months yet, but honestly it was the first thing that came to my mind when Naomi woke up with the “pink eye” goop in her eyes this morning, following her father and two of her brothers. Over the course of one short week, she made the fourth case. In the contest of Staphylococcus annoyinnus vs. the Wetzel family, the bacteria had just won four out of seven.

Perhaps then Alex, Gwenna and I will not get this monstrous disease. Well Andy looked like a monster when PINK EYE suddenly hit our family last Saturday. I have wiped all the door knobs that I can think of, and we are using so much hand sanitizer the our food tastes a bit like…who knows? But is not a normal food taste. Even Alex and I are putting drops in our eyes to ward off this beast. But are we just holding off the inevitable? I really don’t know. I pray that our little Gwenna does not have to go through this. It is hard enough to get the drops in Naomi’s eyes, I can’t imagine in Gwenna’s.

I am wondering where else in my life to I try to hold off the inevitable. Eventually, I will have to get a dress for my brother’s wedding even though I will not be nearly as trim as I would like. Trim? Who am I kidding? I just had a baby 10 weeks ago.

Eventually, we will have to have “THE TALK” with Alex and Joseph. But are they ready? Are we ready? Not just for the talk part but to be the parents of two young boys heading into adolescence?

Eventually, my mother-in-law will no longer be able to drive and we wonder how we will best be able to help her in this transition.

I am sure that there are other inevitables in my life, but I don’t always want to get the hand sanitizer out every time. Living a life without change and transition would be boring. And I just can’t be cautious about everything that we will encounter in life. Though, I hope that when there are inevitables that I handle each one with grace and courage. My prayer is that I will teach that lesson to my children as well.

But for now I hope that hand sanitizer will work for us in keeping pink eye at bay. And that eventually, the Cubs will win a World Series.

One response to “World Series…Sweep?”

  1. Meredith Soyster

    Hey Nicole,

    Just logged into your blog — watching the healthy succumb one by one. It’s hard not to get a bit nervous. Hope the alcohol sanitizer did the trick for you, Alex and Gwenna — you know 4-3 is a strong showing in any series, especially when you’re coming from behind!

    I started the talk with Madeleine — she’s so curious “why is the sky called sky” has been uttered. But I found a pretty decent picture book that looks at both anatomy and physiology of conception (it has cartoons!) and a bit on on sexuality. I’ll email it to you for your reference.
    love – – meredith

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