Well, the first cold of the season has struck the family. It is an inevitable fact of life that the beginning of school brings the first cold, however, usually the first cold comes after the first week of school, not before. I’m hoping it isn’t an ominous sign of things to come. Little Girl was first, followed over the next twelve hours by her sister, and then her brother. Time to stock up on those antibacterial hand cleansers, Lysol, and Clorox. I know I know…I’m helping to create those superbugs, aren’t I? But from September through March, I become Germ Killer, waging war on influenza, croupe, pneumonia, and viruses of the gastrointestinal tract. I have lived through way too many 105 fevers, 2:00am hospital visits, administration of breathing treatments, and nights of mopping up vomit to become lax in my War on Germs. I can’t protect my kids from anything outside my doors, but I can at least attempt to minimize the explosive growth of the little buggers in my home.