Shannon Stacey

Caution: Never mix children with the flu

So the short kid passed on his nasty stomach crud. The only thing worse than the flu is being a mommy with the flu. While trying to achieve a comatose state in my cocoon yesterday, I had the following conversations.

Conversation #1:

Short Kid: Have a cracker, Mom.
A Saltine is shoved into my mouth, giving me no choice but to chew.
A half hour later…
Short Kid: Have a cracker, Mom.
Again with the Saltine.
A half hour later…
Short Kid: Have another cracker, Mom.
Me: No cracker. Want. Sleep.
Short Kid: You know the rules. Everytime a new show starts, you have to have a cracker.
Me: Fine.
Short Kid: I’m taking good care of you, Mommy.
Me: softening Yes, you are. You’re such a good boy.
Short Kid: So you won’t be mad I drank all the rest of the ginger ale while you were sleeping?

Conversation #2:

Me: Could you not play Need for Speed while I’m sick?
Tall Kid: I need to unlock the Corvette.
Me: It’s making me car sick.
Tall Kid: You’re going to throw up anyway. It’s the Corvette, Mom.

4 comments to “Caution: Never mix children with the flu”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · December 6th, 2006 at 10:31 am · Link


    What a great doc he is.

    :hug: on the personal and family sickies. Get better soon so you can have :coffee: again.

    Love you

  2. Charlene
      · December 6th, 2006 at 10:32 am · Link

    This would be funnier if the small people hadn’t given us both the crud for Thanksgiving. :grouch: We’re all getting well now but I was last to come down with it, so…:cry:

  3. Michelle
      · December 6th, 2006 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Yup, they love to pass it on. My #2 and #3 children are sick again and what do I feel coming? Yeah another cold and I only just got over the last one that lasted more than a month with an earache to boot. :shrug:

    It’s hard to be a sick mommy. I think it’s cute that your short kid wants to take care of you. Hopefully you will get better soon.

  4. Melani Blazer
      · December 6th, 2006 at 8:16 pm · Link

    Sorry, but I’m over here DYING laughing at “you’re gonna throw up anyway”


    Sorry Shan, and feel better REAL soon!!!

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