boredom from sickdom


In one letter to Ben, Xander claimed that I put a shock collar around his neck and turned up the voltage whenever he stopped writing. Not true, but if I could find something like that I might put it to use…

The other day, Xander was home sick from school and I had ALL DAY to prod him to write to Ben. No one makes being sick look as good as Xander– comfy cushions, a movie on Netflix, Nutella sandwiches, and the cat– but his poem doesn’t exactly reflect that.


Boring, boring I lay all day
As I blow my nose in utter dismay.

T.V. and books are both fun
until every chapter and episode are done.

All the coughing, moaning,
sneezing and groaning.

With nothing to do
I sit and stew.

I hope your day was better than mine.


Hmm, I’m not feeling all that bad for him, how ’bout you?

May 9, 2011



  1. Cath

    May 6, 2011

    A day like that (despite the coughing, sneezing) sounds divine!! Love the Nutella jar on the quilt.

  2. Lisa

    May 7, 2011

    My mother never fed me Nutella when I was home from school with a cold… Xander knows how to do a sick day for sure!

  3. Today's Gift

    May 7, 2011

    Two jars of Nutella? No, I don’t feel bad for him at all!

  4. Selwyn

    May 7, 2011

    I have tissues, alas no nutella.

    The boys have promised me poetry for tomorrow.

    Hope Xander feels better soon!

  5. Tracy

    May 7, 2011

    Ha! Man-sick already. They start so young. xo

  6. Rachelle

    May 9, 2011

    That kid’s got talent! LOVED the poem! :o)

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