fletch and I have been sick all week. now it sounds like the other two are about to succumb. (don't tell our dinner guests)
earlier this week:
ME: sweetie, come here so mommy can hold you.
ME: because snuggling helps people to get better faster.
F: ... really?
ME: yep. proven fact.
so we spend all morning cozied up together. later on that day, as I putter around the apartment, he reaches up to me from his perch on the bean bag,
"Mom, come here! You are making me sick!"
apparently not snuggling will actually make a person worse.