Thursday, January 5, 2012

the perfect cold patient....

i am a tad bit under the weather.
a cold. and body aches. boo boo boo

so i was thinking... 
thinking of a time my mom had written about how my family deals with colds and sicknesses. 
its so fun to have a mom that blogs.
so.
i couldn't help to share.
that lady. she knows us so well.

and because it makes me laugh and well, 
i think only laughter and sunshiney warmth will get me through this short little sickness. 
and people, it is not warm.

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I'm not a baby when it comes to a cold, although I tend to moan, groan, and roll around in my bed.  I never take cold medication, not because I don’t believe in meds…but I don’t believe anything really helps, except massive sleep.

Everyone has their own way of dealing with a cold....

when Paul gets a cold…he soldiers on.   
He gets up, goes to work, and marches through the daily trenches of life.

when Colinboy gets a cold…he has to first make sure it is a cold…
and not a rare disease from South Africa. 
He goes online to WebMD, 
researches his symptoms to rule out diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis…
that nasty flesh-eating disease. 
He makes sure he is going to live another day.

when Chelsea gets a cold…she deals with it…
as long as there something she can take. 
She wants it over and over now. 
A trip to CVS, down the cold remedies aisle, and she is set to go…with a med for every symptom.


when Bri gets a cold…she never says a word…let alone complain. 
She can have something wrong with her and I’m the last to know. 
Turns out last spring she had Mono and was walking around with a swollen neck gland for 10 days before she decided to show me the tree trunk she had for a neck.

Yes, the 5 of us are all different…
but if you take the good parts of how we each handle a cold and combine them…
we are:

the Perfect Cold  Patient

Someone who…
doesn’t complain…
soldiers on...
rules out rare diseases...
takes  meds…
and gets lots of sleep.

Since moving to Nashville...Colinboy says Jack Daniels is a great cold remedy and we should all give it a try.

hmmm... Jack Daniels just might be the perfect cold patient.

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amen mommy.
isnt she clever? happpy thursday!

21 comments:

Emily said...

I'm like you I just deal with it, and I was never one to skip school or sports practice when I was sick so I guess I soldiered on a little too? I hope you feel better!

xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

Chelsi said...

I'm like you in the sense that I run to my closest CVS or Walgreens and stack up on the meds as soon as possible but I am also the type of person that will crawl into bed when I am sick and sleep until it's over :)

One great remedy to when you have a sore throat... drink a small amount of mouth wash - it will take your sore throat away quickly! It kills all the bacteria!

Bethany said...

Awhhh! Get better!
I can assure you... no alcohol will make you feel better!
Hahaaa!

Andi said...

Oh, I'm a big baby when I'm sick. I rarely miss work, but I will take myself right home, change into pj's and expect to be pampered. Hey, I'm an only child and I was babied. What do you expect? :)

CALLIE said...

Such a cute blog from your mom!! Hope you feel better soon!

Samantha said...

Haha, how cute that your mom blogs! And she's funny/entertaining, too! :)

Hope you feel better soon!

Sam

Young and Fabulous said...

this was So adorable chelsea!!

i hope you feel better!! A good cold remedy is also snuggles with boyfriend and stuffed animals and trashy tv ! DUHHH! hahah feel better lovie!

xoxox

Antoinette said...

Your mom is absolutely adorable, remainds me so much of my mom! I am also feeling under the weather right now, sunggled up on the couch reading blogs.
I hope you feel better soon sweetie.

Chell said...

I totally hate being sick... I tend to have to soldier on. There is never a good time to be sick :(

Sarah said...

I'm the same way. The second I think I'm getting sick, I head off to go find something to take for it. And a shot of whiskey is definitely a good remedy. Hope you feel better!!

Katie said...

so cute! Your momma is very clever :) I usually rush to the store to get EmergenC or something. I often act like a baby as well... #sorryimnotsorry

Lauren said...

adorable! hope you get feeling better.

Ali said...

Haha that thing about Colinboy making sure he doesn't have a rare African disease is so funny & true of most men. It's like the end of the world when they're sick!

Erin said...

Ha ha I love this! I am definitely more on the side of thinking I have some life-threatening condition....hypochondriac! :)

Ashley said...

How cute is your mom! Hope you're feeling better today!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Lol too cute!

Feel better :)

J and A said...

Love this, so fun. Hope you feel better soon lady!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha very funny. Especially about the rare SA diseases. As far as I'm aware, we're pretty boring disease-wise, until we catch something evil and gross from the rest of the world. ;-P

Get better soon!

Renee@This Won't Hurt A Bit said...

I'm so jealous that you have a mommy blogger! It's totally awesome! :)

I too have a ridiculous cold right now. I think everyone does. But I read recently that zinc acetate in the sublingual variety helps to get rid of it faster. So that was one thing I added to my cold regimen last week. I found some at cvs near all that zicam stuff. In a citrus flavor that wasn't too bad. And it says something like zine aceticum and zinc gluceticum or something weird like that. But according to the web it's the same thing. I'm a nurse I should know these things. Buuuuttt I don't! Hope you feel better snappy quick homegirl!!

Emily said...

this is too cute -- i am just like you too. hope you're feeling better sweetie! xoxo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Hope you're feeling better!