I wrote that my son and I have been suffering from epidemic
conjunctivitis since last week.
We haven't recovered from it yet.
I especially had more serious symptoms than my 7-year-old son, I had swelling of the lymph nodes.
After going to my parent's house, my symptoms got worse.
My right eye was also infected with epidemic conjunctivitis and the swelling of the lymph nodes got worse.
I went to see a physician and he prescribed me some antibiotics.
After taking them, I started getting better.
Since I have been absent from work since last Thursday, I finally will go to work tomorrow.
I realized that to keep fit is really important.
I know I have a lack of exercise.
It is difficult to make time to exercise since I work, do housework, and take care of children, but I need to do it to keep fit.
Actually, my motivation of learning English had declined while I was feeling under weather.
To keep healthy is necessary to realize what we want to do.
Since we haven't recovered yet, my son and I can't take a bath with my husband and 6-year-old daughter to prevent infecting them with epidemic conjunctivitis.
My husband had been on his summer vacation since last Sunday, but now he comes home late as usual.
It means that my daughter has to take a bath alone on weekdays.
"Do I have to take a bath alone?"
She asked me sadly.
"Yes. It is to prevent infection. If you infected, you also have to be absent from the nursery school for 2 weeks. You don't want to do that, do you?"
"Yeah, but it's scary to take a bath alone! I want to take a bath with mom!"
I wondered when on earth my children will be able to take a bath alone.
"OK. I will be at the wash room while you're taking bath. You can leave the door open, so you can see me. You will not be scared, right?"
I suggested this to her and she accepted my idea.
I told my children:
"You will want to take a bath alone when you turn 10 years old. It's normal."
"No! I love mom, so I want to take a bath with you forever."
My daughter said, she was almost in tears.
I laughed when I heard this.
I want my children to be independent, but I also feel that I will be lonely when they grow up.
It depends on each family, but many Japanese parents and children take a bath together.
In my case, I had taken a bath with my mother up until I was 12, but I didn't care that she sometimes took a bath with me.
Maybe it is quite different from other countries.
But I like the custom because taking a bath makes us relax, and the effect of it increases when I take a bath with my family.
I think it is one of the most relaxing times with my family.
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