Monday, November 30, 2009

Ode to the Germs

You came unexpectedly
almost two months ago.
You've worn out your welcome
it's time for you to go.

You've taken us down
One or two at a time
I've had it and now
I will draw the line.

Two months ago we think
Dad, Anna, Nathan, Terese, and Henry caught H1N1
Those that didn't get sick that time
were sick after being exposed to you on July one.

But some germs stayed around
you were slow to leave
Then ten days ago
some started to heave.

Poor Wyatt got sick in the middle of the night
he was miserable poor kid and was sick a few days
When he was all better little Logan got sick
and he was miserable too and was in a haze.

You sent Henry to Urgent Care
on Thanksgiving night
They sent us to the Children's ER
he was a sad looking site.

My phone let out a ring
Anna was sick too
Felt bad for her
But in a way it was good news.

This meant that Henry probably had the flu
on top of a pre-existing stomach condition
rather than something more serious
But we still had to go to the ER to complete the mission

The next night was my turn to get sick
and now I understood how the kids did feel
It took two days before
I would eat another meal.

Then it was Nathan
it was his turn to succumb
He's really a trooper
and should be almost done.

Our elementary students
and the teacher too
Took the morning off from our homeschool
to try hard to get rid of you.

The kitchen counter is scrubbed
the bathrooms are too.
Where else do germs hide?
We're trying hard to find you.

I washed eight loads of clothes
and Grandma came to fold them all.
She's always so generous with her time
in helping us out of our piles to climb.

Nathan swept the kitchen floor really well
so that Teresa could mop it.
Then Teresa and her Grandma got some old rags
and skated across the floor to dry it.

Nathan went to rest
you germs are still bugging him.
Just leave us alone
your lights will soon be dim.

I changed sheets on six of eight beds.
it took some work in doing.
Henry and Wyatt helped me out
the work was really quite grooling.

The sheets will all be sanitized today
and Grandma will come again tomorrow.
To fold all those sheets and some blankets too
more time of hers we will borrow.

Leaving cut onions out
if you dare
Will take those germs
and suck them from the air

This I've been told
and soon I will cut
Those onions right up
and maybe help get us out of this rut.

The windows will be opened
the children sent outside
To get some fresh air
in us and inside.

I don't like chemicals and prefer natural stuff
but along with the natural I am getting more rough
I've sprayed Lysol and used bleach
So please go away
You've worn out your welcome
we don't want you to stay.


RealMom4Life said...

Go AWAY germs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Anna

RealMom4Life said...

And yes, this is how we all feel. We are desperate to get rid of those germs!!!

once again,
~ Anna

ViolinMama said...

LOVE This, and so agree. I've been told every 5 years is a BAD cold/virus season, and this is year 5. EVERYONE I know is sick, and sicker longer with pesky germs. It makes sense.

I'm trying to figure out if all the congestion in our house is teething and pregnancy related, 1st semester of K germ battles to a young immune system, or constant germ warfare.

When you are done with your house, can you come to mine :)

Crunchy Momma said...

LOL! I love it. I hope the germies listen and go far, far away... but not to my house.

marymoran said...

My child came home from school saying they learned to cough and sneeze into their elbow with Germy Wormie, and I was totally taken aback. I always covered with my hands. But I went to the website and now I get it, hands touch, elbows don't!! Kids can touch 300 surfaces in 1/2 hour and they hate to wash their hands. This is a simple thing that can make a huge difference. There is also an entertaining DVD that teaches them in a fun way the elbow cough, as well as other important hygiene habits.

RealMom4Life said...

Sorry can't do another house. That was a big job! BTW: Don't spray Lysol in the same room as a Carbon Monoxide detector. Trust me.

And the elbow totally makes sense! Why they taught us our hands forever I'll never know! My 4 yr old automatically goes for her elbow - but I gotta thing about it - it's not habit!