Savannah: “Look, Mama, my voice sounds like yours did when you had your cold!”
Me: “What was that?”
She had to repeat herself a couple of times before I got it, because her voice was mostly gone, poor thing! That was last night – this morning she sounded about the same, so I mentioned that maybe she should stay home today.
Savannah vehemently shaking her head: “But I want to get perfect attendance, I can’t miss school!”
Me: “OK, then we’ll take your temperature with the Sponge Bob thermometer – if Sponge Bob says you have a fever, then you have to stay home from school, OK?”
Savannah: “Well, alright, but I know I don’t have a fever. I think this is a one-day cold, so I should be fine to go to school.”
Sponge Bob said her temperature was 95.7. Huh? Wait – let’s try that again… 95.7 again… I told her that she has the opposite of a fever, maybe we better try the thermometer on me to see if it’s working properly. My temperature – 96.5. Obviously Sponge Bob was deeper in the sea where it was a bit cooler…
Me: “OK, well I guess neither one of us has a fever, but neither one of us is ‘normal’, either!”
Savannah: “Well I’m more normal than you are, because my temperature was 95.7!”
Me: “Sorry, chickadee, but my temperature is closer to normal than yours is, so you lose out on that one…”
She got a good laugh out of that, and was happy that she wouldn’t have to miss school – especially since she felt fine, acted fine, looked fine, didn’t have a stuffy or runny nose…just didn’t ‘sound’ fine because of her voice. It’s no wonder there are issues with colds this year, Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind between cold and warm weather – yesterday we hit a record high of 63 degrees, today our high barely hovered above freezing and we had some snow, then sleet, then rain, then more snow, back to rain and freezing rain…we’re supposed to have a ‘mix’ through tonight, then have it all turn to rain tomorrow by midday. Make up your mind already!
Of course the funky weather caused problems with our internet connection, so by the end of the day I was going through withdrawals not being able to get online. But I did get other stuff done that I put off when I’m on the computer. So that’s a good thing. But I sure missed being able to casually read through some of my favorite blogs, so I’ll have some catching up to do!