if only blogging was an immune-booster

The scene: An evening in early November. Two parents, exhausted from three weeks of poor sleep due to a teething-then-sick child, sit down for dinner. Said exhausting child tries, for the billionth time, to push her high chair over while sitting in it.

Husband (to Wife): How are you feeling?

Wife: Oh, my throat’s still sore and I’m congested, but I don’t think it’s going to turn into a full-blown cold.  How are you?

Husband: Same as you, I think.  Feeling like crap but not really fully sick.

Wife: Awesome.

Child: Awesome!

Husband: Did you hear the thing on NPR* about immunity?

Wife: Nope.

Husband: They were talking about studies that showed ways to boost your immunity.  The main thing they found to be effective was 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular activity five days a week.

Wife (declared mortal enemy of cardiovascular activity): Oh, helpful.

Husband: Oh, and sleep.  Being well-rested is also really important.

Wife and Husband: HA HA HA HA HA!  HA!  ha.

The end.


*I think 20% of our evening conversations start this way.  If you’re looking for conversation starters, try listening to NPR all day long.  (Ned is insisting that I’m grossly exaggerating here.  But have you had a conversation with him lately?)

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