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?