is the Old English root of “sickness”.  I’ve been seoc for a week, with a nasty head and chest cold, and to keep from blaming the little kids I work with for poisoning me (on my first day at the school!) I wrote a limerick:

Three year old children do not,

clean off  their faces of snot,

nor wash their hands much,

to this whisky I’ll clutch,

having caught all their germs in one shot.





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One Response to seocnesse

  1. Joan Virgil says:

    Cute limerick. My usual word of caution: Be careful who you give your blog info to. School(s) might not react the way you’d expect. It’s a hazard of the profession (exposure to germs), especially with the younger kids, so be prepared for more colds this winter 🙂

    Hope you’re feeling better today, and sorry Steve is now the recipient of your cold. It’s been 12 days and counting for me, and I still have some residual effects (coughing, mainly). So far, no one has caught it from me that I’m aware of.

    FYI, I don’t think Dad receives your blog postings. I forward them to him, though. You might want to include Dad in your distributions.

    Feel better! Love, Mom

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