I don't want to jinx us, and I certainly don't want to make light of the H1N1 flu, which has knocked several people of my acquaintance on their backsides, but so far this fall my family has been far less sick than in the average year. And it's not just me — Fairfax county schools are reporting a 3.6 percent absenteeism rate, down from an average of 4.03 percent. My theory is that everyone is being so good about washing hands, and not coming to work/school when they're sick, that they're passing around a lot fewer colds than usual.
[For the record, we did get both boys vaccinated last weekend. The Fairfax health department mass clinic was amazingly efficient. Vaccines have not yet been available for non-priority populations in this area, so neither T. nor I have been vaccinated.]