Gut Rumbles

April 10, 2005

what would we do without "experts?"

When Samantha was a child in elementary school, she brought home the Disease of the Week and sickened everybody she came in contact with. My father started calling her "Typhoid Sam" for a while. Sam had all the vaccinations and all the proper health care she could ask for, but she could drag a cold or some kind of flu home from school every week.

I went through the same thing with Quinton. You send the little ones out in the world, and they drag infections back home. That's how they build their immune systems, but they'll damn near kill YOU in the process.

Read this scientific study and tell me how much money was spent on research that reveals nothing more than pure common sense. Experts, my ass.

Kids get sick. If you have children, you're gonna get sick, too. And if you sleep with your wife, you're probably going to catch whatever malady she has. I don't need "research" to tell me that fact.

I've lived it.


Well, NO SHIT! Sometimes, it amazes the things they think they need to study!

My daughter (also named Samantha btw) was notorious for managing to bring home every malady under the sun as well! Luckily she is finally growing out of that stage!

Her brother has now picked up the slack tho.

The joy of being a Family!

Posted by: Wendi on April 10, 2005 09:41 AM

Yeah, and if you happen to married to a CNA who works in a nursing home, factor antibiotics into your household budget.

Posted by: Graumagus on April 10, 2005 11:50 AM

That would be why I call children plague rats.

Children are as much a reservoir for disease as birds are. They might not always be sick with it, but their very presence is pestilential.

I think they try to make up for this shortcoming by being cute.

Posted by: Cythen on April 10, 2005 12:39 PM

Speaking from my own experience with 2 young daughters 20+ years ago, pre-schools are nothing but VERY LARGE petri dishes. The Andromeda Strain pales in comparison....

Posted by: Hap Arnold on April 10, 2005 09:01 PM
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