We don’t get the stomach flu too often. It is mostly because we are vigilant hand washers and we won’t go anywhere near people who have recently had a stomach bug. Seriously – our friends and family know that we are incredibly careful and often laugh at us about it. But ladies – it works!
But this time, Susan thought she would be a little bit more normal. Her dear friend Julie and her family just had a terrible stomach bug. They even had to bring their little baby to the hospital twice to get hydrated.
But it was last week and Julie, a super clean freak, had bleached her house top to bottom. Susan was concerned, but figured it was probably safe to let Julia go over on Tuesday for a play date.
Oops. Today, (Thursday,) poor little Julia has been vomiting like crazy. All day.
My mom said that through all her years parenting she always found that stomach viruses are contagious for long after the symptoms have subsided. And those germs seem to cling to surfaces for days – even up to two weeks. (I read on line somewhere that the virus can be present in stools for up to three weeks after symptoms have cleared. But don’t quote me on that. I read it somewhere, but I can’t find it now, so I am not sure of the source.)
Let people call me crazy – but when people have had stomach viruses, I am still going to stay away for two weeks!
Unfortunately that means that we will not be seeing Susan and her kids for the next couple weeks. Which is so sad! Jackson is on spring break and we love to have the kids together as much as possible.
It also means that Susan wasn’t able to get to her computer much today and the rest of the week and the weekend might be even worse if Susan and Sophia get it too. And we are already drowning in emails and listing requests, not to mention all of the other work for our stores.
So please forgive us that we still haven’t been able to party hop much. We will get a post up soon linking to some of our favorite party posts. But we haven’t been able to get to enough parties yet.
I hope you all are doing well and that you had a ton of fun partying. Did you post your favorites? Leave a comment and let us know if your “Favorite Ultimate Blog Parties” post is up.