Well a few days ago the house began to get really cold and I mean really cold. I was waking up and feeling like I swallowed some ice. On Saturday we discovered that the boiler had a leak which had made it decide to switch itself off...D has now fixed it, or so he tells me...funny that he said that last week when he caused the leak while bleeding radiators...
Given this crack in my defences, the cold threatened to make an appearance but I stayed snuggled under my blanket while working on the sofa so I showed it who was boss.
Then we went to visit D's mum, his two littlest brothers (5 and 7) were there and I was surrounded with calls of "Holly Holly look at THISSSSSSS" "Holly let's play this," "Holly this is how you play this level" Holly watch me win this game" "Holly can I show you my new game, blah blah."
They are sweet boys and I enjoy spending time with them, however I wouldn't have the energy to do it 24-7 so kudos to D's mum for having everlasting patience. The littlest monster happened to have a full-blown cold and it happened to also be the littlest monster I was sat with sounding out the letters so we could spell words on a laptop game - in close proximity. So each time he spoke to me it would go "Holly, Holly *cough cough* look *sneeze* at thisssssss *cough*" Did I mention he doesn't cover his mouth?
After TWO hours with them I returned home feeling fuzzy headed and by 10pm I was sure I was turning into a giant cotton-wool filled scratchy hot thing.
Yes a 5yr old has poxed me! And because I was filling their time and distracting them D has survived unscathed. I think that entitles me to a medal!
At least tomorrow I am going to see my nephews, perhaps I can pass this "gift" onto them...that's how you get it to leave you right? You spread the disease, I know I'm right, that's just what the "sneeze into a hanky" ads don't want you to know so they don't get it. Then again if it was publicised "Sneeze on someone and your cold will go away" the world would be a...different, place.