Forget all those things you think you should get for your baby shower. After six years with the girls, I think the best thing we could have gotten is stock in any company that makes children's medications. Given all the colds/flu/pains/allergies/etc. that we've gone through, we've bought more than our fair share of decongestant, pain killer, cough syrup, bandages, allergy relief.
Really, we could be making money off our ongoing support of the pharmacuetical companies. At the rate we're going, a few shares of stock might be the best thing to put into the girls' college fund.
People always said, "When they start school, they get everything." Then they would follow-up with something like, "It's good because it builds their immunity." Okay, I give. As we're going through the latest round of colds and ear infections, I keep wondering when their immunity will be strong enough to fend off the next virus.
And, they like to take turns, so they aren't sick at the same time. I cannot decide if that's a good thing or not. On the one hand, I'd like to get it over with by having them get sick at the same time. One the other hand, there are benefits to having one twin feel well enough that she dotes on her sister.
The only good thing is my wonderful husband works near a pharmacy. He's a regular there these days. There is always one more thing that needs to be picked-up in our never-ending effort to keep the latest bug at bay. He'll be back today with the latest list of things we hope will cure the common cold.
Wish us luck!