Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sniffles

Here's how to define sheer misery on a cold, December day: sitting in your cubicle at work, sneezing, sniffling, blowing your nose, and trying to keep your face from slamming into your keyboard.

Here's how to define sheer joy on a cold, December night: sitting in your daughter's bedroom while Dr. Marsh (a.k.a. your daughter) writes down your vital signs and diagnoses you with a "warm cold." The symptoms of a warm cold include: a temperature of 10 degrees; no hard beat (read: no pulse); throat temperature of five degrees; and a wet ear. ("Mom, I'm being serious here. I really am a doctor.")

Cure for the warm cold? Get two hours and 10 minutes of sleep, drink water, and drink cranberry juice. I even have a doctor's note with instructions. And Dr. Marsh told me I would be well in 4 days. I even got a prize for being such a good patient, and I got another prize for "taking my medicine" (a.k.a. drinking the cranberry juice). This prize was the best - a baby plastic tiger taped to a sheet of paper with the words, "Congragulations - from Dr. Marsh" written on it.

Is a cold worth all this? You bet!

9 comments:

  1. Finding the good in everything, even a lowly cold ... now that's surely a cure-all!

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  2. Great post and great perspective! Your daughter sounds like a thoughtful sweetie, and I wish you well.

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  3. How wonderful having your very own doctor to look after you.

    Hope you're feeling much better soon.

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  4. How precious! I'll bet Dr Marsh is as cute as can be too!

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  5. lol! What a great doctor you have!!! Hope you get to feeling better at work today--that is not fun!

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  6. You have the best doctor in the world!

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  7. Kudos to Dr. Marsh! I'm sure you'll feel better soon under her expert care...

    (I'm jealous...I never got a plastic tiger patient award from any of my doctors! :D

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  8. LOL! This was awesome! LOL! Simply hilarious! I love how kids feel so grown up sometimes, I never have the heart to tell them they're not! Too cute!

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  9. What a brilliant doctor! One that makes you feel better instantly. Wish we had one like that.

    Hope you're better soon!

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