"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!)
Did you ask where he learned that one? Because now I am really curious...ReplyDelete
No. I should! Personally, I think he made it up!Delete
Very interesting. I wonder if I can make my brother do this, considering he currently has the flu. I'll definitely try.ReplyDelete
That would be a way to know for sure if it works!Delete
He's going to be a doctor and help all with that oneReplyDelete
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)Delete
I bet he'll ask to try it on you next.ReplyDelete
I'm running the other way! ;0)Delete
Where does he get these ideas???? Too funny.ReplyDelete
Good question. I have no idea!Delete
Awww! That's so cute! How does he gets all these cute ideas?ReplyDelete
He has a never-ending supply of imagination!Delete
True or not, I can't risk such a test. My boyfriend would end up tickling me until I forget how to breath. hahaReplyDelete
Haha! Well then, I guess you'll never know if you really have a virus or not.Delete
I think he has a point. I'll try this.ReplyDelete
Let me know how it goes.Delete
a virus proof test it isReplyDelete
The boy is a genius!Delete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Believe me, there are plenty where that came from! ;0)Delete
I just have to scratch my head at some of the things he comes up with!Delete
Bubba will start a new trend for sure and he'll have people giggling.ReplyDelete
Any way to get a laugh!Delete
I was afraid that when you pressed down he was going to throw up on you.ReplyDelete
Ew. If he had, that would've been the last virus test performed on the face of the Earth!Delete
A positive test!ReplyDelete
So he claims! ;0)Delete
He has endless ideas... wonder where he gets them from...?
Couldn't be from me!Delete
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 LivingReplyDelete
Yes, kids are crazy! Mine seems to be crazier than usual!Delete
Probably better than half the tests they have nowReplyDelete
It definitely costs less!Delete
LOL, sounds like a great test to give to a child when he/she is trying to play sick to stay home from school!ReplyDelete
I'll keep that one in my bag of tricks!Delete
Much cheaper than a visit to the dr.!ReplyDelete
That makes perfect sense to me. Besides I always have believed that laughter is the best cure. Your son's onto something.ReplyDelete
I think you're right!Delete