I’m a parent of a two-year-old and a baby.
In the middle of a busy day, I can’t even get my baby out of bed without getting a phone call from a stranger.
The first call I’ve had to make, I told him he had a fever.
I can hear him laughing in the background as he asks, “What’s going on?
Is he sick?”
I’m not worried.
I’m worried he’ll be too ill to play.
He’ll be dead.
I know that, because I’ve been there.
I’ve had multiple kids at home and in the daycare, and I know the fear.
They’ve all died.
But I’m here because of the safety.
I don’t want to lose a child to a cold, or lose a life to an illness.
I know this because I’m one of the lucky ones.
My husband, Joe, and we live in a small town about 20 minutes from the nearest major hospital.
There’s a couple of other people who live there too.
I’ve never heard of any of them getting sick, but I’m sure they have.
I ask Joe if he has any concerns.
He shakes his head.
I feel a little better.
We’re not the only ones who live in Palm Springs.
I think we’re lucky.
I think the most important thing is not to let a cold set in.
The cold can kill people quickly, so it’s important to get out and have fun.
But there’s also the fear of losing a child.
There are some things you can do: Stay at home, take care of yourself, take vitamins, exercise.
And you should not drive yourself crazy by trying to stay in the house.
There have been a few deaths in Palm Spring over the years, and that’s not a coincidence.
A friend of mine has been living in Palm Beach for 20 years.
When we met in 2004, he was just starting to get his life together, but by the time he was in his 40s, he had two children and was struggling financially.
The stress was killing him.
He was a full-time nurse.
We got married the next year, and he’s still there.
He’s also a big proponent of keeping active.
It’s not uncommon for people to stay at home with their kids when they get sick.
But it’s better to be in your home than in the hospital, Joe told me.
You can take a bath, put your kid to bed and go to sleep.
I was so worried about losing my child to this cold that I didn’t know how to deal with it.
I had my two young kids and my husband.
They are at a point in their lives where they can’t deal with the fear, so they can cope with it without it being a big deal.
I was scared that if I went to the doctor and told him I had an infection, he might think that’s the worst thing in the world.
But then I thought, You know what?
I’ve got my life in Palm.
I didn: a) go to the hospital; and b) go home.
My husband had a heart condition and he was getting older, so he was at the hospital when I went home.
I went back to work at my job, and my job was getting better.
Then my kids went to daycare.
So I went out with them and they had fun.
And then they were able to play outside.
It was just a normal day, Joe said.
I thought to myself, This is not what I expected.
But now I’m able to take a walk, get a massage, or go for a walk and get my kids out.
I don’t worry about being cold, Joe and his wife, Kelli, said.
They’re both very busy with their families.
But they both enjoy it and they love it, and it gives them peace.
They get a chance to relax, have a great time, and enjoy themselves.
Joe said that’s why he was so determined to get the family out to a hospital as soon as possible.
I told Kelli that if we were to go to Palm Springs, it’d be a long walk.
If you get sick, I want you to stay home and have a bath.
And I want to see you get dressed.
It’s not about the cold.
It doesn’t matter how cold it gets, we’re going to make sure you’re dressed and have some fun.
I love being home.
But that’s just me.
I want everyone else to enjoy it too.
Joe and Kelli have a very different take on the importance of staying home.
They think staying home is essential, even if you have a cold.
They want people to feel safe, and to have fun in the meantime.
I do too.
My kids have had fun in my house so far, but they’ve also gotten some cold