Jessica Simpson Says Nearly Everyone In Her Family "Got Kicked In The Butt" with The Flu
This is the second family-wide ailment Jessica Simpson has shared in recent months.
Flu season is upon us and Jessica Simpson's family is feeling its wrath.
On Wednesday, the singer revealed to her followers that most of her family had fallen victim to the illness, save one lucky little member—her 9-month-old daughter Birdie Mae. (Wait, how contagious is the flu?)
"My family got kicked in the butt with the flu (everyone except our sweet Birdie)," the mother of three shared on Instagram. "The only thing that is making me smile at the moment are the Aspen family holiday memories."
Prior to their illness, the famous family—which includes Simpson's husband Eric Johnson and their two older kids, 6-year-old Ace Knute and 7½-year-old Maxwell "Maxi" Drew—hit the slopes with their extended family, including Simpson's sister Ashlee Simpson Ross and her husband Evan Ross.
Simpson shared a second post about the latest family-wide ailment on Thursday, this time expressing her gratitude that her baby girl wasn't sick. (Here's how to avoid getting sick during cold and flu season.)
"Thank you God for protecting this baby Birdie from the flu. From one mom to another who has been taken down…y'all know how heartbreaking it is to not snuggle your baby… #BIRDIEMAE," she wrote alongside a sweet photo of little Birdie playing.
This isn't the first wave of sickness that the family has battled this holiday season. Two weeks before they celebrated their first Thanksgiving as a family of five, Simpson shared that they were fighting off a series of ailments including "lots of puke" and even "a concussion." (BTW, here's how long the flu usually lasts.)
"It was a challenging 10 days for the family. Lots of puke, scary high fevers, coughing, and a concussion to top it all off," Simpson shared on Instagram at the time. She included a photo of her and Maxi catching up on rest on their couch.
"Maxi and Ace are resilient troopers. Now we need some sleep," she said. "Eric and I are so relieved they are happy and healthy now."
However, the famous family pulled through and went on to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas in true holiday spirit. The proud mother shared a group snapshot for the holiday, posing with her kids in front of their huge, decked-out Christmas tree.
"Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours," Simpson wrote in the caption for the festive photo.
This story originally appeared on People.com by Claudia Harmata.