Jul 7

Yes, I’ve been very quiet this past week.  Why?  Well, let me tell you.

While Scott and I were at the Derby City Comic Con, the artist and his wife at the table behind us, brought their 5 small children (small as in 8 and under).  That’s not so bad, but they were all sick.  Yes, rather than get a babysitter, they brought five small, sick kids to a public event.  He even bragged how he was the only one in his family not sick.

So, needless to say, on Tuesday morning, I woke up with a sore throat and it all went down hill from there.  My July 4th was spent in bed sleeping, drinking lots of fluids and going through tissues like rain through a leaky roof.

So, my rant is this.  If you have small children and they are sick, please either get a baby sitter or stay home with them.  Please do not bring them to a public event to spread their germs around to everyone attending.  No one want to be subjected to their germs.  None of us want to get sick from your thoughtlessness.  I can guarantee the kids would have been more comfortable at home instead of sprawled all over the dirty floor in a convention hall, too.

If I sound a little put out, well, I am.  I had plans for last weekend that I had been looking forward to, and getting sick really was not how I wanted to spend my three-day weekend.

Okay, my rant is over now.  I do hope everyone else had a great 4th weekend and lots of hotdogs, hamburgers and ice cream was eaten.  And, on the plus side, I am at my lowest weight in many a long year.  Having no appetite helped in that area.