The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.*
No apple picking, bike riding
Or hiking on this cold, damp day.
I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny.
But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!*
Our son suggested we come around two
To read books and play Rummi-Q
We played with the grands,
Sharing cuddles and giggles
As they shared their snuffles and sniffles.
On the ride home I felt it at once
Like a wave over my head
A chill and a cough, and went right to bed
By morning I’d caught a full-fledged cold
Sneezing, dripping, and feeling quite old.
I’ll fight it a few days, I declared
Take aspirin, fluids and rest
Eat chicken soup, give the Neti-pot a test
Yet my energy dropped, my nose clogged
My head ached and ears rung
I worried I had gunk in my lung
The doctor thoroughly checked-
Lungs and ears all ok, but my sinuses
Seemed inflamed and infected
“This isn’t unusual with grandparents,”
she said. “We see this a lot.
Your immunity is lower
as you get older.”
I picked up the 5- pill Z-pak @
And took the first dose
By morning I raised my juice to a toast:
Praise be to drugs that help mend the sick
They’re efficient and do the job quick!
*Borrowed from The Cat in the Hat