Hitting the Panic Button
So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s this swine flu thing going around.
Are you sick of hearing about it yet?? I know I am. It is not helping that I have this paranoid freakness left over from when Caroline was in the NICU. I’m absolutely terrified of her getting sick, going back to the hospital, or worst of all, losing her. Really, I couldn’t care less if I get this stupid pig flu, except that then I wouldn’t be able to care for her. This is a terrible thing about being a mom, I am discovering. Reading the news and hearing about it nonstop just gives me this sick feeling in my stomach and makes me feel all shaky, thinking about something like that happening to my baby.
Tyler thinks I’m totally nuts. (Chances are, you do too, at this point… but hey, it’s my blog and I’ll freak out if I want to!) Our phone conversation from this morning, after I read the news about the toddler in Texas who died:
Me: We’re not taking Caroline anywhere unnecessary until this whole thing is over with.
Tyler: Okay, fine, but I think you’re going a little overboard here.
Me: I don’t care, I’d rather be safe than sorry.
Tyler: Should I also pick up a shovel on my way home, so we can dig ourselves a bunker?
Me: Yes. But wear a mask at the shovel store.
Clearly, I need to step away from the CNN. It’s scary, though, you have to admit! I definitely learned way too much in college about flu pandemics and how we’re overdue for one. I had this one particular evolution professor who was obsessed with the idea. There are also three suspected cases in CT as of right now (all people who just traveled to Mexico), one right down the road from us. Still, I almost feel ashamed posting about it, because there’s already enough propaganda about this flu out there on the internet.
And on that note, I will quit writing about it and try to stop obsessing! Luckily I have America’s Next Top Model to distract me! Love this show…Add a Comment