The New Sick Day

When I was a kid and stayed home sick, Mom and I would snuggle up and watch Days of Our Lives and Tic Tac Dough. Before the prime-time soaps and game shows kicked in, I’d while away the flu-ridden mornings by sipping ginger ale and watching Picture Pages on Captain Kangaroo. Remember? “Picture Pages, Picture Pages. Time to get your Picture Pages. Time to get your crayons and your pencils…”

Today I had a sickie home with me. We snuggled plenty, but we didn’t watch any Bo and Hope, and Picture Pages has been off the air for two decades. But who needs crayons and pencils when there’s an app that can let you make this?

2 thoughts on “The New Sick Day

  1. Terrific! If you had been my mom, Carrington, I would have said I was sick every single school day so I could stay home and do fun things with you!

  2. Carrington, your post makes me nostalgic for the days when we could watch TV without feeling guilty. I never felt one ounce of guilt for those sick days in front of the TV growing up. In fact, some of my favorite childhood memories involve watching Price is Right while sick! I’m glad you had good snuggle time with darling sickie and hope you didn’t feel an ounce of guilt about enjoying an app together!!

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