Around April time, the daffodils start to appear, the day’s become warmer and we can stop wearing our winter coats…ha! Who am I kidding?! This is the UK!
IF we are lucky, we get a few days/weeks of lovely sunshine and everyone seems happier, more upbeat. It’s funny what a bit of sunshine can do to people…apart from making skinny men with bad tattoos and tatty joggers walk around with their tops off – vom!
Unfortunately there is a more sinister side of summer lurking in people’s houses, something that sends waves of sadness and frustration through families alike, something that makes summer slightly less enjoyable. What is it?
The snot dribbling, eye itching, asthma inducing…HAYFEVER!Honestly, as soon as those lovely yellow daffodils rear their pretty little heads, the sneezing begins for me. It always has, for as long as I can remember I have been a slave to the tissue box, eye drops and a variety of medical supplies. It’s really not pleasant and any who has it really does have my sympathy.
I have memories of:
- Sitting in my Dad’s cool living room whilst he, my step mum and my little sister played out in the garden because it wasn’t worth the sneezing.
- Going to the farm and coming home and itchy, eye watering mess.
- Coming home from school and immediately grabbing the cool, gel eye mask from the fridge and proceeding to lay on the sofa for 20 minutes with it soothing my eyes.
- Being pregnant and demanding the doctor give me something NOW because I couldn’t take nothing all summer or I would die (I’ve always been a little melodramatic.☺️)
It’s fair to say that Hayfever is the unnecessary evil of summer and causes misery for many.
Unfortunately, what has come to light is that my poor son also seems to have it. I had my suspicions last summer but he was a little small to know. Today though, when the temperatures have hit 24/25 degrees, the poor little mite has had a streaming nose and watery eyes. I’m debating taking him to the doctors but first I’m going to try Piriton every night before bed and see if it makes a difference. On top of the Mucas and eye bogey’s, he also seems to have Prickly Heat – great. I bet he thinks summer hates him. I just hope he doesn’t form a disliking to it.