The in-laws are coming to visit this weekend. I love them dearly, but they chain smoke. I’m very sensitive to cigarette smoke, and Minnow’s still maturing (second hand smoke also increases the risk of SIDS), so I’m kind of dreading their visit. On previous visits we’ve asked them to not smoke in the house, car, or around Minnow or I, but even if they’ve smoked outside, when they come into the house, they reek of smoke. And if they hug me or hold Minnow, then we’re even more directly contaminated. They are staying in our guest room, so we can’t just plan out in public activities…they will definitely be in and around our house for most of the weekend. Does anyone have any suggestions for minimizing the contamination of our house and our bodies?
In other news, we have fairly robust evidence that at least part of Minnow’s recent sickness (she was home again today) was not a food reaction. How do we know? Because food allergies aren’t contagious, but vomit-inducing viruses are. Poor Fish.
I just hope that if/when it’s my turn, it’s this weekend and not next week. I can’t afford to miss work, but staying in bed/near the bathroom would be one way to reduce my second-hand smoke load. Not that it would be a good strategy mind you.
Can you tell I’m looking forward to Monday?