You have allergies...that lowers your resistance. So anything going around seems to find it's way right to the person with the allergies.
Also, once you have the allergy problem, you get run down more easily and it sets you up for a secondary illness, like sinusitis, laryngitis, ear infections, etc...
I bet your children love that wagging finger!! lol
"Because he is he and I am I."......E. V. Lucas