When my kids were little, every summer I would dutifully send them to VBS at church (this was, of course, before we re-named it 'SBA' for no apparent reason). By mid-week, one or both of them were throwing up their toenails and had what I came to call 'the VBS virus'.

Now that my kids are older, I am dutifully sending them on mission trips. Thus far, it has only been one, but trust me, I will... If this week is any indication, I will bring them home and have about 2 days before 'mission trip malaise' of high fever and incessant coughing hits. Can someone more experienced tell me if this is how it always is?

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Anonymous said...

Just a couple of thoughts.

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the body is most vulnerable to sickness and disease, in general, when it is exhausted, totally stressed (even with good types of stress), improperly nourished, and just plain fatigued?

Or perhaps, it may have something to do with the fact that they are in a different environment, with different foliage - perhaps allergies to these, or the fact that with so many other kids/people, some of them may have some virus, or have recently recovered from one?

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