It’s our fault. We taught them to share.

Eleven days left

Until I claim his bedroom

Paint the mother pink


Not that I’m eager

Go ahead–count those chickens

What could happen now?


Damn, I had to ask

Mono outbreak in his squad

Grad party whiplash


Tracing through the snarl

Of who has hooked up with who

Dating duck, duck, goose


Rumors burn the wires

His prom date is patient zero

Glad he’s got no game


So the lesson, Dude?

Keep your tongue in your own mouth

Until you’re thirty


Can’t breathe easy yet

He and his sick best friend have

Shared “water bottles”


Calculate backwash

From a “water” pong tourney

Twenty kids, two cups


Google Hail Mary

Can Fireball kill off germs?

It tastes like it can


The answer is no

But it makes good antifreeze

It tastes like that, too


You haven’t had it?

Think of a bowl of Red Hots

Steeped in Jack Daniels


“The symptoms?” he asked

I said, “You get real tired–

I’ve had it for years.”


“I have to be fine

Welcome week is important!”

(It has the parties)


Sleeping in all day…

When teenagers have mono

Can you really tell?


So far he’s okay

Luckily the health center

Is next to his dorm


3 comments on “It’s our fault. We taught them to share.

  1. mgb says:

    LOVE it! I just knew you’d do something terrific with this latest wrinkle…..

  2. Gail Kushner says:

    Strange as it sounds, I caught mono the summer before I started college. Fortunately, the college was only about 10 miles from where we lived. I had to get rides back and forth because I couldn’t drive for a few weeks. Everything eventually worked out.

    I hope he is healthy. It makes life so much easier.

  3. aviets says:

    Ugh. Our daughter had it her sophomore year of college, ten hours away where we couldn’t care for her. She slept 16 hours a day for two weeks. Hope all is well for your son!

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