The Sickness Cycle!

OMG! Does your childcare centre feel like your charity??!!

Wishing you could accrue frequent flyer points whenever you visit your GP?

I certainly would have accrued two around the world trips this year!


Child One sick for a few days – improvement begins – sleep improves for all (for one night).

Child Two sick for a few days – improvement begins – no sleep improvement as Child Three sick now; followed by Child One; and inevitably Child Two.

If you get a chance to rest (?!) amongst it all – guess who is next to fall ill?

You get the picture.

When people ask how the kids are, and you consistently update them of one of the tribe being unwell; the typical quiz questions come at you…

“Are you feeding your children enough greens?”

“Are you dressing them warmly enough?”

“Do you give them probiotics?”

“Is it swimming lessons?”

“Do you think its childcare?”… and the list goes on!


At least I love my children’s childcare centre, and know that the funds are well deserved!

My GP – is very understanding and always manages to fit my children between appointments to get them back on track sooner rather than later.

Now all I want is a round the world trip!


This article was published in the November 2014 issue of Shire’s Children  

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Mother of three young children, and senior level Speech & Language Pathologist. Sonia founded a successful Sydney based private practice in 2006. She regularly presents community seminars, writes articles for parent magazines and does guest speaker gigs on community radio. Sonia enjoys writing, and hopes one day to be a published children's picture book author too!

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