taking a sick day

I’m sick. Runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, coughing, tired and aching sick. A few days ago, I sneezed without covering my mouth. It was rude, disgusting and wet. A mist of germs sprayed in every direction. Doug tried to pretend he didn’t notice. His eyes rolled toward his damp arms and I could see his mind trying to figure out how he could sanitize his arms without my noticing. Amy chirped, “It felt like it was raining in here.”

Doug failed to clean his arms and he has the cold now too. Yesterday we tried to out-whine each other for first turn at a nap. “My head hurts. I just need a quick nap.” “My head hurts and it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest.” “Last night when you couldn’t quit coughing, I got you a drink.” “Last night when I couldn’t quit coughing, I peed myself.” “Enjoy your nap.”

5 thoughts on “taking a sick day

  1. I’ve got it too. I have been sick 3 times in the past month and a half or so, one cold, one stomach bug and now this. I keep hoping maybe I’ve developed seasonal allergies and stress isn’t just having its way with my immune system.

  2. I tend to get overly whiney with a cold maybe ’cause they always seem to drag out for forever, on the other hand hubs always gets better faster than I do because he has the luxury of “being sick” when he is sick 🙂

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