February 14, 2009

Sick humor

Hannah has come down with something--I'm hoping it's not influenza. She's aching and feverish, with a slight cough. It started last evening, and she was very weepy and tearful (what's the difference between those two words?). Since she slept through the night, I was hoping that she'd be better this morning. But, no. Her temp is hovering around 101. I'm a fan of letting the fever do its work, as long as she isn't too miserable. I did start her on oscillocosinum, which is a homeopathic remedy for flu. If it isn't flu, no harm done. If it is, then her body will already be working on fighting it.

I know she's not feeling too poorly since she's still telling jokes. She LOVES to tell jokes. The ones she makes up are just lousy. Complete non-sequiturs. But she has memorized more than a few good jokes. Our newest favorite is this:

What do you call a cow with no legs?

Ground Beef.
She uses this one as an old standby:

What do you call a fish with 10 eyes?

A Fiiiiiiiiiish.

She's also got lots of knock-knock jokes.

Knock knock!

Who's there?


Jose who?

Jose can you see, by the dawn's early light...


Knock knock!

Who's there?


Duane who?

Duane the tub, I'm dwowning.

Maybe that's not such a good one for a kid with articulation issues!

Right now she's lying in my bed watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She's even dancing a bit to the Oompa Loompa(s). A nice lazy Valentine's Day.


Charissa said...

She is hilarious! Thanks for the "award", by the way. :)

Kelly said...

I love lazy sick days...minus the sick part! But I guess that is the only time I get to stop to rest so that I why I love them so much! Ahhh life... Hope you feel better soon Hannah!!

Wendy said...

I hope she feels better. Maybe Hannah needs company I will slide my two right in.... They woke up this morning with yucky noses and one with a croupy cough(croupy cough scares me!)


Beverly said...

Hope Hannah is feeling better soon!

Tom and Deb Dougherty said...

Feel Better Hannah!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your jokes! My fav...."Ground Beef." Your jokes are very funny and made me smile. I am going to tell them to Meghann now.

Jay Hogan said...

Loved the jokes. Here are a few that I like:

What do you call a cow with 2 legs?
Lean beef

Where do you find a cow with no legs?
Right where you left him!

And my favorite of all time:
Knock knock
Who's there?
Impatient cow
Impatient co...

Hope she likes them!