Having a head cold is never fun, let’s face it. The stuffed up nose, the sore throat, the headache – a bummer.

But having a cold when caring for a preschooler is challenging. My GD (granddaughter) doesn’t understand that I am slower than usual because I feel like crap. Why don’t I want to play hide-and-seek or chase or go jump in puddles in the rain?

I am fortunate that she likes to do things like read stories together and paint and colour. So at least I can sit down with her for part of the day. Even though what I really want to do is curl up in bed with a hot drink and then doze off.

The saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” comes to mind. And then I think of a friend who has battled diabetes his whole life and his comeback to that: “I must be freaking Superman, then!”

Here’s to Super GrannyMom! Upward and onward!

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