I thought we were done with that awful virus that visited Joseph last week, but it is not to be so. Today William has a dreadful hacking cough. At breakfast he coughed and coughed and I said to Joseph, “Oh poor William. Now he is sick.” Joseph responded with a simple nod of his head, seemingly uninterested. I went on, “Now Joseph, since William is sick, you cannot kiss him, okay? We don’t want to keep passing those germs around.” I’m pretty sure Joseph’s world stopped for a split second. He looked up at me with a stricken expression, tears in his eyes. “What do you mean, Mommy? I love to kiss William. Oh I must kiss him.” I sympathetically responded, “When he is all better you can kiss him. But for now, you will have to kiss him on his cheek, okay?” “Oh, Mommy, I will, but I hope he gets better soon…I just love to kiss him!”
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What a sweet big brother.