May 30, 2012

The Force

I finally figured out a way to explain illness to my four year old. The same four year old who threw up all over my car yesterday around 4:00. Last night as I was tucking him into bed, situating towels and a trashcan close to the bed, he asked me why he was sick and why I gave him Tylenol.

Okay, you know about germs, right? Think of the germs as battle droids. And the good guys, well, obviously they're the Jedis. The Jedis and the battle droids fight inside your body and, well, that heats you up. We gave you medicine to give the guys with The Force a little extra power. They'll win but you just need to rest and let them do battle.

So, that's pretty much been my day. How are you?

Posted by Chris at May 30, 2012 7:04 AM

Gained two pounds at WW, but my motto is, don't give up and let the force be with you!

Posted by: Maribeth at May 30, 2012 12:23 PM

I remember when my son threw up in my car...took me a week to get the car to the inside/outside car wash and it was the best 110 bucks I have ever spent. The car wash dude was unfazed..."You should see us after New Year's" he said. Ha! Hope the Jedis win soon.

Posted by: rebecca at May 30, 2012 12:47 PM

I love your attitude. I never had this problem in the car. Hope this bug passes quickly.

Speaking of the force, George Lucas is going to retire. Read it on ABC news. My son is bummed.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at May 30, 2012 6:00 PM

that's pretty much awesome!

Posted by: Kris at May 30, 2012 7:03 PM

I love the explanation/visuals. I'm going to use this train of thought on the grandkids.

Posted by: Bill Ratliff at May 31, 2012 1:58 PM