Thursday 2nd February 2012
My beautiful boy is unwell. Nothing serious but enough to take a day off school, crank up the heating & snuggle up on the sofa watching kids tv.
Zephy being ill does have its advantages. Obviously, watching any child in pain & discomfort can be distressing for a parent but on the flip side being temporarily needed & depended upon is a welcome change. I say ‘temporarily’ as waiting on a child hand & foot, wears very thin after a while. There are only so many glasses of water, pillows & blankets you can fetch before your waiting for recovery to roll around. But on the other hand, cuddles are handed out with much more regularity, which is a fair trade off.
Of course, when I was a boy, (to be read in the style of an old man imparting a small child with a pearl of wisdom) we didn’t have daytime tv for children. Instead we had school tv, black & white movies or programs more appropriate for adults. So instead of Oscar’s Oasis or Scorpion Island, I had to endure WATCH & Pebble Mill at One.
“Feed a cold, starve a fever.” They say. And what better way to treat a cold than a steaming hot bowl of chicken noodle soup generously laced with ginger & garlic.