Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - FRONT PAGE -

As the sea­sons change, it’s that time of year when all man­ner of bugs are do­ing the rounds and as any­one with young chil­dren will know, hav­ing to tend to a sick sprog can be a real or­deal.

Throw in an in­fected sib­ling (or two) and you’ll find your­self on Flo­rence Nightin­gale duty be­fore you know it.

When my two-year-old son came home from his kinder­garten germ fac­tory with with rag­ing rivers of fluid leak­ing from both nos­trils, my­self and my wife knew we were in for a few sleep­less nights. Be­fore long the cough­ing started, then the cry­ing and the re­fusal to eat the tini­est mouth­ful of food or a sip of water. Then came the twice-nightly scream­ing wake­ups, the stead­fast re­fusal to set­tle and the days off work to look af­ter our lit­tle snot-mon­ster.

Just as he be­gan to beat the bug, his six-year-old sis­ter de­cided she was fed up of her lit­tle bro get­ting all the at­ten­tion and suc­cumbed to the sick­ness her­self. At least she’s able to blow her own nose.

It’s all you can do to stop get­ting in­fected your­self. Oh, for a cure for the com­mon cold.


03 520 8900 or nme.sup­ Ian Allen 03 520 8900 or


Paula Hulburt, 03 520 8929 or Me­gan Leov, 03 520 8906 or me­, Lee Henaghan, 03 546 2864 or 03 520 8900. De­liv­ered ev­ery Satur­day.

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