I've been home sick from work with a fever and a swollen gland in my neck. Even at my age, I miss believing that mom can make it all better but since I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, it's up to me to get off the couch to go fix my own chicken noodle soup.
Personally, I'll just have to be content to stay at home to live out my days in my favorite old tartan plaids and realize that sometimes there are worse things harder to swallow than medicine. Just don't make me out to be something that I'm not -- weak.
P.S. Oh, and thanks mom; you are far more precious than silver!