Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I have had a sore throat and cough for a few days now (hence the lack of posts), but it's a difficult concept to explain to a two year old.  When we were driving home from work/creche on Friday last week (Em and I were both in the back (car pooling)) Em wanted me to try some water from her bottle:

Em: Have water Mama?
Me: No, I'd better not drink from your bottle, I've got a sore throat.
Em: Who hurt you?
Me: No-one, I'm just not feeling very well.
Em: Got a sore throat?
Me: Yes.
Em: Who hurt you?
Me: No, it's... there are germs in my throat.
Em: Germs hurt you?
Me: Yes.
Em: You got to say "No germs, I don't like it".  (pause) Say it Mama.
Me: No germs, I don't like it.
Em: Say "Go away germs"
Me: Go away germs.
Em: All better now?
Me: (laughing) I wish it was as easy as that!
Em: You got a sore throat Mama?
Me: Yes
Em: I see it?
Me: Well, it's on the inside, it's hard to see.
Em: I see it? See the germs?  Where's the germs gone?
Me: They're in my throat.


(Em points her water bottle at my neck, presses the button on it, then points it towards the window and does the same)
Em: There you go Mama, germs is all gone now!
Me: Thanks :)

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