One of the cool things about Australia is that we get summer in December, January, and February. I found it strange to celebrate Christmas in the heat that first year (okay, let's be honest--I found it strange this year, too) but it's growing on me. It's kinda cool having BBQ weather for New Year's.
The not so much fun part is that we still get the 'winter' cold and flu season. Yeah. We get our own winter cold and flu season, too, but, thanks to the huge population of the Northern Hemisphere, we get their colds too. So much fun.
If you haven't guessed yet, we have illness running through our house.
I'm not sure who brought it home. Derrick had a sore throat for something like a week before anybody else got sick, but he's also claiming he's getting sick again, so maybe what he had isn't what the rest of us have. The kiddos have fevers and body ache--your typical mild flu-like symptoms. Paul was over the worst of it in about three days, starting last Friday and ending Sunday, but then he's had a deep, worrisome cough ever since his fever went away. Sylvia and Kip have had fevers this week (Wednesday and today. Obviously don't know about tomorrow yet) and I just can't wait for the lovely cough to start in them, too.
I miss sleeping through the night. It's been a while.
To top it all off, Kip has another tooth poking through. It's wonderful for him, since it'll open up more food options to him, and that boy likes his food! At the same time, teething means sleep disruption, and I'm so over that. Sigh.