My first “mommy I’m sick call” came yesterday while I was in the checkout line in the grocery store. (Same exact place I was standing two years ago when I received another sick call.)
I pulled out a tube of these “sugar pills,” Boiron Oscillococcinum, which, yes they do taste like sugar — but are full of something more mysteriously powerful. Without fail these little pills seem to eliminate the flu within 20 minutes of swallowing. So, the two of us cuddled on the sofa, and I was reminded again the importance of family, and how blessed we are to have each other to lean on. (If you’re family life is feeling out of balance with all the school and hectic schedules, check out the family with the super powers, ABC’s No Ordinary Family. Leave me a comment about what your ideal super power would be.)
Here’s what it looks like, for all of you who keep asking me — and I don’t know how to pronounce it or spell it. Just look for this box.
And yes, it’s at the grocery store, Wal-Greens and CVS with the cold medicines, and the flu stuff.
No, this is not a review, I don’t get this stuff for free, and I’m not being paid. And, and yes, go see a doctor, of course. But this is our first line of defense, and usually eliminates the need to see a doc.
I was so happy I picked up an extra box last night when the same symptoms visited me! Here is my entire self- imposed flu-fighting arsenal. By all means, and for heaven’s sake, check with your doctor.