A week and a half ago, my Facebook status read this:
"motivation: pretty sure that if I don't get my house cleaned today--it will be condemned. the upside? exposing my children to all sorts of germs that should get their immune system in full swing- bring on flu season!"
So that day I cleaned my house! I mean REALLY cleaned. I skipped my home-made all natural non-chemical all-purpose cleaner as my house was in such a condition that it needed some major chemicals! Fumes and all, I scrubbed my way through the house until it was glistening--steam-mopping my floors at 11pm no less!
I should have listened to my own sage wise words in the aforementioned Facebook Status! After a few days of living in a purified house, my kids immediately started succumbing to the stomach flu. SEE! I knew it! Clean houses are hazardous to ones HEALTH!
First Minnie, then Mickey, it bypassed Hubby ,then the Stomach Flu hit me like a Tornado. Not even miraculous airborne could save me. It is so peculiar--when you are dizzy with nausea and heaving your guts out, it is impossible to imagine what it feels like to be healthy. I always reprimand myself when I am sick for not being gloriously thankful when I am healthy. "How could I EVER take it for granted?" I wonder.
I vomited copious amounts of my innards, and expelled anything left the "other" way. I always wonder why it's okay to discuss puking but not the "other". Numerous times I have heard mothers say, "my daughter was vomiting last night, and also..... (she lowers her head and her voice drops to a whisper and shiftily looks around to see if anyone is eavesdropping).... has diarrhea."
So now we are all back to normal and I am trying to remember to stay gloriously thankful for days of health!
As for me and my household--we will stick with my homemade no-chemical, practically drinkable all-purpose cleaner from now on as CLEARLY we need a few bacteria around here to keep our immune systems on their toes! So if you come over and my house is less than gleaming... well, a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do to keep her family healthy!