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Thursday, December 23, 2010
During most of December my family has had the flu. I have not had the flu, and I could say that it was my superior immune system, but I got a flu shot, and it worked. The flu takes ages to recover from, it is hard to breathe, you can't sleep, you have low energy, and food tastes funny. I wondered why the very cute packages of chocolate from the advent calendar were piling up on the counter in the kitchen. I finally put them in a dish, one for each child. They weren't too sick to open the little doors, but they weren't in the mood to eat the candy! Could a kid ever be too sick for one piece of chocolate a day? Could two children be that sick at the same time?
As the mother of these people who are not eating their sweets, what am I supposed to do? I was thinking I would tell them that they had to eat them, as if they were lima beans. As soon as they are done with the Halloween candy, I'll make them eat the Christmas candy, in time for Easter.