Subourbon Mom

Cover Your Katchoo!
November 7, 2013, 12:38 pm
Filed under: Misc. Humor, Parenting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

In honor of cold and flu season, and the wonderful children with green noses and slimy sleeves that learn to share their germs before they learn to share anything else, ‘m putting aside my box of tissues and NyQuil to impart this sage advice:

Cover Your Katchoo!

I have a cold.

I’ve got a runny nose, achy toes,

And a fever, so I’m told.

I know how I got it, too.

Someone didn’t cover their Katchoo.

I remember sitting next to Tommy

(he’s the kid who always wants his Mommy).

When all the sudden, he took a deep breath—


And do you know what?

My arm was covered in goo!

My teacher made me wash it all off.

But not before Annie started to sneeze and cough.

I ran to the sink and scraped and scrubbed.

I made patterns of bubbles while I rubbed.

I thought maybe I’d gotten off germ-free.

But yesterday I started to –achoo!—sneeze.

My nose filled up and my head started to hurt.

My forehead got hot, but my cough was the worst.

It started up here, in my chest, and it wasn’t so bad.

But the next day it came up from my toes,

So I called for my dad.

“Dad!” I said, “How did I get so sick?

I did what the teacher said, but I still feel like ick.”

Dad looked at me and scratched his head.

He sat next to me on the bed and said,

“I feel bad for you, I really do.

It looks like someone didn’t cover their Katchoo!”

Copyright  2013 Subourbonmom

3 Comments so far
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Loved it, Libby. This should be posted in all classrooms and work break rooms. Very clever and good rhyming. sd


Comment by energywriter

Thanks! My daughter and I actually wrote it together, but she’s too embarrassed to admit it. (She’s 14)


Comment by libbyhall

Very Cute!!


Comment by Kimberly Anderson

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