Snotty Little Fingers

Babies have snotty little fingers.

And while they’re sitting on your lap, smiling and pointing and talking in Swahili or whatever language they speak, they love to shove those snotty little fingers in your face. And if your mouth happens to open, those snotty little fingers go right in.

Baby

Then you spend a week and a half hacking up pieces of your lungs and gasping for breath, until you finally go to a doc-in-a-box and find out that you have acute bronchitis, which is fancy doctor talk for a severe chest cold. And after steroids, antibiotics and inhalers, you finally begin to feel better.

And ready to write again….

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