Mama Diaries

Monday, May 26, 2014

How to Know if You Have a Virus

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said.  "Do you know how to tell if you have a virus?"

I nodded.  "Usually you feel sick - you have a sore throat, a runny nose, headache and maybe a tummy ache.

Bubba shook his head.  "No, Mama.  That's not how you tell."

I looked at that kid.  "Okay, Bubba.  How do you tell?"

He lay down on the ground, face up. "You lay down just like this.  Then you put both of your hands over your belly.  Then somebody has to press down on them.  If you laugh, you're fine.  If you don't laugh, you have a virus.  So Mama, press down on my hands, and I'll show you how it works."

I shook my head and pressed down on his hands.

He giggled. "See, Mama?  No virus!"

(So ladies and gentlemen, if you ever think you might have a virus, do this simple test.  Then you'll know for sure!)

40 comments:

  1. Did you ask where he learned that one? Because now I am really curious...

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    1. No. I should! Personally, I think he made it up!

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  2. Very interesting. I wonder if I can make my brother do this, considering he currently has the flu. I'll definitely try.

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    1. That would be a way to know for sure if it works!

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  3. He's going to be a doctor and help all with that one

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    1. With advice like that, people are going to think he's a quack. Oh. Wait a minute. He is the son of a duck billed Mama, so maybe he is a quack! ;0)

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  4. I bet he'll ask to try it on you next.

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  5. Where does he get these ideas???? Too funny.

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  6. Awww! That's so cute! How does he gets all these cute ideas?

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    1. He has a never-ending supply of imagination!

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  7. True or not, I can't risk such a test. My boyfriend would end up tickling me until I forget how to breath. haha

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    1. Haha! Well then, I guess you'll never know if you really have a virus or not.

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  8. I think he has a point. I'll try this.

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  9. This is awesome! Makes me wonder, too, where he got it from. Seeing the world through kid's eyes is very refreshing, please share more of those stories :)

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    1. Believe me, there are plenty where that came from! ;0)

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    1. I just have to scratch my head at some of the things he comes up with!

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  11. Bubba will start a new trend for sure and he'll have people giggling.

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  12. I was afraid that when you pressed down he was going to throw up on you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ew. If he had, that would've been the last virus test performed on the face of the Earth!

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  13. Too cute!
    He has endless ideas... wonder where he gets them from...?

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  14. Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Cute story. Thanks for the smiles and you didn't even have to press on my belly! Maria @ Delight Directed Living

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    1. Yes, kids are crazy! Mine seems to be crazier than usual!

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  15. Probably better than half the tests they have now

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  16. LOL, sounds like a great test to give to a child when he/she is trying to play sick to stay home from school!

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    1. I'll keep that one in my bag of tricks!

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  17. Much cheaper than a visit to the dr.!

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  18. That makes perfect sense to me. Besides I always have believed that laughter is the best cure. Your son's onto something.

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