"Get away from me!"
Probably not words to earn me mother of the year. But delivered to a 23 year old with a smile might at least keep me off the top ten worst moms list.
My daughter works in social services and she is in close contact with people all the time. A bug has been making the rounds of the staff of her office. The symptoms include a stuffy nose, headache and NO voice.
This morning she walked into my room to announce in a whisper that she now had the bug.
The next three days I will be teaching full days and holding 43 conferences before and after school. I'm even seeing parents during my planning period and lunch!
I can not be sick.
From a distance I made her a cup of tea and offered her Tylenol. I'll give her sympathy and comfort food, but no hugs today!