Today is a Sick Day. I’m not sick, but my poor Maddie is and my little Katie wishes she was. As I approach Maddie with the thermometer, Katie demands “Take my repempature, too, Mommy! Check my repempature!” Taking the thermometer gently from Maddie’s mouth, I tell her “Your fever is still pretty high, sweetheart. I’m going to call the doctor.” Here comes Katie, trailing at my feet, “I have a feeva, too, Mommy! Check my feeva!” I place the medicine dispenser at Maddie’s lips. “Drink this medicine, honey,” I say. Then, I hear Katie from the other room, wailing,”I need messaninn, too! I need messaninn!”
My sweet Maddie, laying on the couch so lethargic and pale. My sweet Katie, wanting to be just like her sister. It’s true love between them – in sickness or in health, I guess.