Wonderful post Julie, I understood what you were saying. Message loud and clear.Yvonne.
Hi Julie - love the take and the route the negotiator travels to Nursery School will be there another day .. cheers Hilary
Ha, that made me laugh because my husband is always refusing to acknowledge that he's sick - he'll go out anyway and pretend all is good. I, on the other hand, get total man flu and become a massive hyponchondriac if I have so much as a sore throat.
SOMEBODY loves school!
Luckily in our home we don't get colds or flu. Haven't for years. But I love your poem.
Ha! That's great. Usually it's the other way around and the kid fakes being sick to stay home.
Better to stay home than infect others. I can't say I have always done that when my kids were growing up. Unless they had a fever or were puking, off to school they went. Momma had to go to work and pray that I didn't get the phone call from the nurse. Now I resent anyone who sniffles around me.
excellent. Better than being a hypochondriac and looking for reasons to stay home.
I am enjoying the fruits of A to Z immensely. So many uses of the meme.
Had those conversations many times. Sometimes I'm the gover, other times I'm on the receiving end.Stephen TrempA to Z CohostN is for Numerology
Very clever, Julie!
Now THAT'S a kid who really wants to learn. Boy, that wasn't me at all. Let me stay home with my Tonka trucks and Roy & Dale on TV and I'd have been perfectly content... for the next 30 years.~ D-FensDogGPOSTSCRIPT: I do, however, agree with that statement "Nickel for every health scare". If I had one, I wouldn't be looking for a job right now, that's for sure!
Don't you just love negotiating? (my answer: "no"). :)
Yvonne- Thank you, Yvonne!Nataly - Thanks Nataly!Hilary - I wish that I had enjoyed Nursery School as much as he does! Thanks Hilary!Celine - "Total man flu!" Hahaha! I immediately start popping vitamin C and zinc at the first signs of a cold or sore throat. It's nice to know there's a name for it!Debra - He definitely deserves a gold star!Al - Thanks!Jo - It must be from all that good home cooking! Thanks and stay healthy, Jo!Tamara - I confess that I may have tried that once or twice! Thanks Tamara!Arleen - They were lucky to have a strong working mom as a role model. I also get nervous around anyone who's sniffling, and especially coughing around me. Thank you, Arleen!Joanne - My mom always thought it was suspicious when I came down with something on Monday mornings. I'm lucky that my kids didn't take after me! Thanks Joanne!Joanne N. - It has been a wonderful month! The topics are varied, and everyone has been giving their all! Thanks Joanne!Julie
Stephen - Oh yes, I've also been on both ends of the conversation, but my boys fought harder about going to sporting events.Alex - Thank you so much, Alex!Stephen - Barbies and old reruns were all I needed! Good luck in your job search, and stay healthy my friend!David - It can be a bit tiresome at times, but you have to give this little boy a lot of credit for trying.Julie
I remember those days! Great Julie.
This reminds me of when I had the chicken pox in kindergarten. It was near the end of the school year and I missed a couple parties. I wanted to go so badly :(
Lee - It seems like only yesterday. Thanks Lee!Elizabeth - I'm sorry you had to miss those parties. I hope the girl or boy at least brought you a piece of birthday cake. That was the best part, oh and the wonderful outfits we used to wear!Julie
Hate being sick:) If I wanted to go somewhere, I would ignore the cold but if I had to go to school, the cold was automatically worse:) Great poem
More people should stay at home and keep their germs to themselves.
Birgit - You had the right idea! Thanks Birgit!Delores - You tell 'em fellow germ fighter! My hands are beet red from all of my excessive washing.Julie
So cute and clever. I'm like Birgit, I would pretend the cold was worse if I had to go to school. :D
Julie - I'm sure you were concerned about infecting your classmates. No one could fault you for being considerate! Thanks Julie!Julie
For all those times I went on to school or to work, knowing I should be in bed... hard-headed, I was.
This is cute. I'm battling a bug of my own today, so this hits home.
I was sure it was a whiny guy and work. Thanks for the giggles . . . again. You are so clever, love the twists at the end of your poems.
so very fun to read!