Do you remember that little ditty from grade school? "Blue, blue you've got the flu, I don't want to play with you!" Well guess what? If I have the flu I don't feel like playing with you either!
And I do...
have the flu.
It was quite a week around here. The flu came to visit and stayed awhile. Richard called home Monday from school and was not feeling so great. He had a bit of a cough that morning. I thought, "Oh great. Here comes the bronchitis again!" I brought him home and within the next few hours he was running a fever and was aching all over. By the next day the cough was all but gone and he was in agony, hardly being able to move without moaning or crying out. I have never seen any of my children that miserable. A call to our doctor and a prescription for Tamiflu followed. "Don't bring him in!" they instructed. They were overwhelmed.
He was so much better by the next day that I exclaimed out loud, "I love Tamiflu!" He dutifully reminded me, "Uh, Mom, it's called a priesthood blessng...!" Well yes, of course it is! Thank heavens for the priesthood and faithful boys!
Saturday evening I had settled down on my bed to relax and started to not feel so well. Kind of achey and worn out. Dee came in a few minutes later and he looked awful! "I feel all achey and tired," he said. We both fell asleep quickly and woke up together just before 10:00 Sunday morning. I know he is really sick when Dee does not get up to go to his Sunday meetings. We stayed home, rested, ate homemade chicken soup, and slept better last night. We both still feel yucky today but life goes on. Work and laundry call.
Most of those little dittys were not nice such as, "Red, red, wet the bed. Wipe it up with gingerbread." or "Green, green, your're a queen. Servants feed you gasoline." But there was "White, white, you're getting married tonight!" And my personal favorite, "Yellow, yellow, kiss a fellow!" I think I'll wear yellow today!