Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Germ transmission: Also, somehow my fault

Sons #3 and 4 just got over strep throat. So you know what's next. This morning, Son #2 woke up with a sore throat. And this is what he said, about it:

"You need to tell them to stop leaving their cups out. Because I drank one of their drinks, and now I'm sick."

Now, PLEASE. As the person who gets stuck doing the dishes almost every single time, I have definitely told EVERYONE in the house, repeatedly ad nauseum, to put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Last thing I need is some teenager telling me that I need to nag his brothers for something I am already nagging everyone about, BECAUSE I HATE TO NAG.

But, um, what made the Arbiter of Effective Parenting decide that drinking someone else's abandoned beverage was a good idea? Especially when he knew that 2 members of his household had communicable diseases?

Yup. Son #2 has a sore throat that happened to him because I didn't nag his brothers. NOT because he drank some unidentified substance.


ALF said...

How could it possibly have been his fault when it's just so much easier to blame you?

ALF said...

I joined MyBlogLog from the link on your site - I'm not really sure what it means but I'm excited!

Christine said...

Yes, that is the way I feel about MyBlogLog, too. Silly, I know.