Friday, January 20, 2006

A Wonder Woman?

I am not sure where I developed this immune system of steel, but I think it is being tested like it has never been tested before. In my five years of teaching elementary school, I am proud to say that I have only taken one and a half days of sick leave. In my one year of teaching preschool, I had to take one day and I blame it on the Genuardi's salad bar...but that is another story.

My point...preschoolers have very little care or control over bodily functions during cold season. If they have to sneeze, they don't try to hold it in. They let it fly. Where it lands, one can only hope for the best. Today, I had a surprise on my sleeve. I looked down and found some sort of fluid that I believe came from a four year olds nose. I have no idea how long it had been there.

I understand that little ones pick their nose, and I always try to educate them on how that is not a healthy or clean habit to start. Some listen and some do not. It is just too delicious. Then, of course, they want to hold your hand.

I believe if I can get to May without developing some sort of major sinus infection, strep throat, or major case of the colds, I have proven that I am a germ fighting machine and whatever flows through my veins should be bottled and sold for a high price.


pat said...

THIS is why i don't like the little people. Actually, that is one of about a thousand reasons why i don't hang out with kids.

However, being a comic book geek, i was very excited to see wonder woman, and was only SLIGHTLY disappointed that your post wasn't about her.


Dree said...

I used to get sick all the time when I was a kid. And my first year of teaching, I caught every cold, flu, bug & virus that went through the school. Including mono and tonsilitis (at the same time). Since then, I've had the immune system of steel. Nothing gets past it.

By the way, congrats on the success of the McDonald's ban! Keep it up!

Ryan said...

Did you ask Janelle if you could use her picture before posting it? This may be some sort of privacy or copyright violation, but I think she may be OK with it. Take it easy, Sara.

GoGo said...

I believe teachers too should get honorary super hero capes and superhero underoos! even if it can't really protect you from getting sick, stress, or what not.