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February, I Am SO Done With You

By Devan McGuinness |

February is the shortest month for the whole year. Even on a leap year when it (for some reason) gains an extra day. It never seems to fail though that February feels like the longest.month.ever! I am so glad it is (basically) over and so looking forward to March.

What was so bad about February? It really should be a fun month for us with both my girls birthdays landing in this month only a few days apart. It should be a fun month with celebrations and looking forward to spring — but it’s also the month of the …. FLU!

I am certain I can count more days this month where at least one of my family of five was sick than not. We have battled the stomach flu, colds, pink eye (twice), and now influenza. All five of us have had fevers, coughs, throats so sore we can’t eat, runny noses, gooey eyes, and barfing. My kids have missed so much school this month and with that I’ve been struggling more to find a balance between sick kids, sick me, sick husband, work, and house chores.

I am SO over it. This happens to us every year — always in February. I honestly think it would be smarter for us to just hibernate the full month. In typical years the weather is usually the worst during this month too. The Canadian winter has been insanely mild this year, with it being my first green Christmas and now a February with more rain then snow… so at least there’s that.

I say — BRING ON MARCH. The month of spring, warmer weather, less flu, and oh yeah — my 30th birthday (gulp!)

:: What is the worst month of the year for you? ::

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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