The Flu-dar.

The Flu-dar.

What is she on about?! No, I haven’t finally lost it, but I’ve had some time to think recently and have come to realise that children have a very special 6th sense. They can tell when you are poorly before you even know you are. This is what I call the Flu-dar, as in radar, get it? I know I’m not going to be the next Sarah Millican with jokes like that but hey ho.

Recently I have had a poor spell of luck. In the last 8 weeks I’ve had Pneumonia and been hospitalised, sinusitis, migraines and now tonsillitis which I’m sure has been sent by the devil. I used to be pretty resilient to bugs but now I seem to be the target they all head towards. I blame Isabelle (sorry sweetie), but I’m sure that she must spend all of her one day at nursery a week licking the other children or picking their noses, I wouldn’t be surprised about the latter, she loves a good rummage for gold in her own schnoz. She then proudly brings them back into the Mumsy Midwife household for us all to share. Aww it’s quite sweet when you think of it like that, isn’t it!

However, not only does she share very well, she also has this flu-dar. I am confident she uses the bugs as a “get away with murder” tactic, as I lie on the couch immobilised by my illness. She just knows, somehow, that by infecting me she can outwit me with the tv buttons and is much faster at emptying everything in sight than I am getting it all back in the boxes again. She uses my weakness to her advantage in every area and ends up proudly eating way more bananas and baby biscotti than she probably should, just because I really can’t be bothered.

Do your kids have this superpower? It is akin to the “poop-on-the-doorstep as you leave the house” superpower and the “wake up from a 2-minute nap thinking it’s been hours and now I’m completely awake” tactic.

I’m currently sat waiting for her to return from nursery, I wonder what she’ll have brought home this time, fml.

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  1. October 25, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Oh no Claire, I really hope you’re starting to feel better. Those pesky nursery germs… I am NOT looking forward to that stage. I wonder if you can start to harden yourself to prepare?

  2. October 26, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Boo, yes mine definitely have this! I seem to have built a small resistance up over the years so now I only get a sniffle but I remember having allsorts.

  3. March 16, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I’m sorry you’ve been so unwell! That sounds like quite a lot to be hit with in such a short space on time. I also totally believe this is a kids super power and so glad that mine is the only one with the poop as your leaving the house super power too!

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