The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

The Spawn isn’t a whiner like me

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Yeah, so, The Boy has a cold again.

Even when he is sick, The Boy remains in pretty good spirits. He handles having a cold much better than I do. I turn into the biggest whiner on the planet. I will step on you to get to a hot mug of Theraflu. I refuse to go to work when I have a sore throat, and if I do go to work, I bitch the entire time. And when I’m home, I still bitch the entire time. Seriously, I handled having breast cancer with more dignity and less whining.

The Boy isn’t a whiny bitch like his mother. Here’s a Vine of him laughing hysterically at me. I don’t know why he is laughing so hard. All I said was, “I’m going to eat healthier and exercise more.” What a jerk, right?


He learned this by watching me, except replace the sippy cups with bottles of beer.

This cold bug is pretty brutal. It’s so brutal that the nanny caught it and had to call in sick today. It’s so brutal that mighty, mighty good man David got it, too. He never gets sick. I have not gotten it yet (knocks on wood, crosses fingers and toes), which is weird, because I catch all the flu bugs. To be fair, I did catch the cold bug last time, so maybe he was just his turn.

Since the nanny called in sick, and David is sick, too, I had to take the day off from work. I don’t love spending my vacation time wiping a runny nose, watching Elmo videos and begging a toddler to eat something, but I do love getting a little extra time with the little guy.

You know who loves it? Homer.


Calvin must be sick. He’s sharing a blanket with Homer.

Homer gets to spend all day either snuggling with David in bed, or snuggling with Calvin on the couch. It’s Homer heaven.

Oh, by the way, there are super old episodes of “Sesame Street” (from the 1970s!) streaming on Netflix, and they are AMAZING. David and I were enjoying them way more than Calvin was. Remember these guys? I think I’m going to make them my new ringtone.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

One thought on “The Spawn isn’t a whiner like me

  1. I love the old episodes of Sesame Street! The new episodes are corny. Cookie Monster is like, “Cookies are a sometimes food!”

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