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

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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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