A Loud Conversation

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 8, 2012 in Anecdote |

Cough Cough

Yes, dear cough, I know you’re still there. Along with the chest congestion, the runny nose, and the ear infection (yeah, ear infection, because apparently I’m five years old and like to stick crayons in there).

Cough Cough Cough

I have a new tactic for dealing with you, though. After–oh let’s round up and say three weeks–I’m just going to ignore you. I’m not going to let you stop me from getting my work and writing done, from taking care of my chores (Have those Christmas ornaments really been sitting on the coffee table for a week now?), from going on that walk (because it’s January in New England and it’s in the 50’s).

Cough Hack Cough

Did you hear something? I know I didn’t (although I know all those people in the office heard you last week).

Hack Hack Hack

You see, I know something you don’t. Eventually all colds will pass…and you know what, I’ll still be here when you’re long gone. So from now on, you don’t bother me. That’s it, end of story. You no longer exist. Now, please, please, please go away for real!

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  • Mirka Breen says:

    When my kids were little we used to chastise the rain: "Rain, rain, go away! Come again another day, because we want to play…"
    So to your cough I say: "Go away. (And don't come back, thank you very much.)"

    Feel better soon.

  • Katie L. Carroll (KT) says:

    Thanks, Mirka. I remember that song from when I was little too. I found myself singing it to my 4-month-old son recently.

  • Kelly Hashway says:

    Katie, I hope you feel better soon. I've had a cold for about ten days now, so I know how you feel.

  • inluvwithwords says:

    Feel Better!!

  • Katie L. Carroll (KT) says:

    Kelly and Ruth, thanks for the well wishes. I feel like I've finally turned the corner on this cold (still have a lingering cough, though).

    I hope you are also feeling better, Kelly.

    Maybe now I'll finally start regularly blogging again. I've got a bunch of ideas in the pike.

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