Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Have to Blow By Nothes

Yep, the Brown family has been stricken by the plague. The PLAGUE I tell you!

I missed work yesterday. My second full week of work and I miss a day. Now they know the truth, that their dedicated activist who wants to change the world is a WEENIE!

Though not as bad as my teenage daughter who lets loose with HISTRIONICS at the first sign of a sniffle. And let me tell you, this is more than a sniffle. Poor dear was practically comatose on the bathroom floor last night. The conversation went like this:

Me: Megs, if you don't take medicine, you won't feel better.
Megan: I'm dying. I can't breathe. I can't swallow. How can I take medicine if I can't swallow?
Me: Put these in your mouth and swallow.
Megan: I CANNNNNNN'TTTTTT!

Half hour later:

Me: Just Try.
Megan: I CANNNNN'TTTTT!
Me: NOW! I'm sick too! I want to go to bed!
Megan: (Putting pills in her mouth, holding them till they melt, then gagging and spitting them into the tub) I told you I can't!
Me: MEGAN!
Megan: I want Daddy!
Me: I'm getting your father.

I tell you, it's worse than having a three year old. Her boyfriend, who's no dummy, took one look at her and ran screaming into the night. Actually, he rubbed her back and told her she looks beautiful even though she has no makeup, a red nose and watery eyes. Now that's a boy who wants something, don't you think?

7 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

Oh my. This is why I'm not a parent. I would have left her to die with all that whining. lol

PJ Hoover said...

So frustrating to have a stuffed up/runny nose!
Quick healing!

Kerry Blaisdell said...

Ha! I blogged about being sick, too. We may have to pick a different Sbux next time....

Amy said...

I thought only men behaved like that when they're sick.

There must be something going around, because my ears are all plugged and my throat feels thick. It's not good.

Feel better soon, T. We still gotta get together for that coffee!

keri mikulski :) said...

Feel better soon. You mean my two year old will still act like this as a teen?

Sheri said...

OMG - you made me LOL!!!!! That was tooo funny. Er.. I mean... I am not laughing at your pain, or your daughters, but think of it this way... having a teenage daughter gives you so much fodder and excellent dialogue as a writer! *That boy wants something* I am STILL laughing!!!

FEEL BETTER!!!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Ugh - my 11 YO has it too. He stayed home Mon and Tues, but I made him go yesterday and today. Poor guy, but I think the worst is over, it's just some coughing and the dang runny nose now.

Feel better soon - REST!!!