After five months of inexplicable good health, I finally caught the Kindergarten Krud. In a room full of kids just learning the ins and outs of nose-blowing and hand-washing, germs abound. Today, for example, I caught one of my students using a Kleenex she had just sneezed in to “wash” her desk. Though I instantly cordoned off the area and hosed it down with hand sanitizer, it made me wonder how many other incidents of inadvertent plague-spreading escape my notice every day. Kindergarten is a place for hugs and hand-holding and sharing snacks and trading pencils. It’s also a place where germs meet, fall in love, and have millions of offspring–a roiling, boiling kettle of bacterial diversity. Apparently, my very robust immune system has met its microscopic match/Katrina, Notes On A Napkin. More here.
Question: Have you been sick this winter? When? How long? How often?