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Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated

The moment we found out that Tru has HFMD, I knew it would be quite a task to keep the kids separated while being cooped up in the same house all day.

But faced with the prospect of a second kid doing the screaming mouth-grabbing thing, I was determined to at least try to keep Kirsten away from the blasted virus.

I had an elaborate plan to keep them engaged in different activities throughout the day. Their naps were in different rooms and they had separate mealtimes at different corners of the kitchen. I had to give them specific orders not to so much as look at each other’s food. I was even hardcore enough to go around with a disinfectant to wipe down every surface Truett touched. It was exhausting but I managed to keep them apart till about 5pm on the first day.

Then it happened. I was prepping dinner when Tru had another bout of shrieking and I went back to the room to discover Kirsten patting his head, then moving into give him a giant kiss to help him feel better.

I ran in and screamed “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON’T KISS!!!” but it was too late. She grabbed his face and planted a nice, juicy one on his tear-stained cheeks.

On retrospect, it was really sweet but all I could think of was how many germs were exchanged in that one tender moment. Well, A LOT.

In other news, it’s Good Friday tomorrow and even though we’re all a little germy, we’ve got lots of reasons to smile. Have a good one, you guys!

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  • Reply Winston Tay April 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Ah, love. Trying to stop it is like trying to hold your pee.
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    • Reply Daphne April 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      wow I’ve never heard that before. can’t say I don’t agree

  • Reply Marilyn April 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Awww..your kids are so sweet to each other! :) That was the only thing that went through my head when I got to the part where Kirsten is just about to plant the kiss on Tru’s cheeks. Gotta hand it to you – how did you get them to be so close & sweet to each other?!

    • Reply Daphne April 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      It’s probably the close age gap I guess. And we’re very affectionate with them all the time

  • Reply leslie April 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    So sweet! I remembered how tiring it is to stop my twins from infecting each other (wiping their hands every 5 minutes) but gave up cos they HAD to play with each other and I really don’t wanna wipe down every marker they touched! I wish the other twin would get it ASAP so both can get over it and done with. Bad mummy, I know…

    • Reply Daphne April 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Ya i know! These germs are so potent its impossible to stop it. Good thing Kirsten didn’t get it this time, it’s like a miracle.

  • Reply DancingMommy April 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I am having a case here myself. My consolation is that I have no boss giving me a dirty look because I have to take leave for my daughter. :)
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    • Reply Daphne April 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      oh man hope she’s feeling better. :)

  • Reply Susan April 6, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Kirsten is so sweet to her kor kor. Having HFMD is the worst for the kids. Hope Tru gets well soon.
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  • Reply Madeline April 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Aww, so sweet! Thankfully she didnt get infected as well!
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    • Reply Daphne April 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Yeah we are very thankful she’s ok. :)

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