I have a frustratingly dry cough right now. It started a couple of days ago with a scratchy throat, but by this morning I knew I was destined for all-out hacking by days end.
I was already dealing with the preliminaries of the day first thing this morning when Caleb came downstairs much earlier than normal. He snuggled up on the couch and waited for me to join him. When I came over and sat down he immediately shifted to fit the side of my body closest to him, and laid his head against my chest.
How did you sleep, son? cough cough
Good. I came down here early didn't I? cough
Yes, you did. cough cough How come?
'Cause I wanted to sit with you.
That was nice of you. I like cough sitting cough with you. cough I am sorry I have cough this nasty cough.
That's okay. Coughs happen. Like light bulbs when they just burn out.
Thanks. cough I feel much better now. cough
Good. I love you.
I love cough you too. cough