Do you have a little tickle in your throat?Can you only breathe through one nostril?Can you not breathe through ANY nostrils?Are your eyes a tad watery?Are you feeling a little tired?Maybe a little sore?Like your body feels like it was hit with a bus?Then run over with a semi-truck?Then discarded in a trash compactor?Does swallowing feel like a sandpaper porcupine is trying to go down your throat?Are you unable to leave your room without a wad of tissues?Is your trash can overflowing with tissues?Is your nose just a neverending faucet?A sticky, chapped, cruel faucet?Is your mouth dry and barren from having to breathe through it?Do bright lights make you hiss?And loud noises make you want to claw at their source?Except not, because you have no energy?Does your body feel like it's ablaze with the fires of hell?Do you need to wear your winter jacket in a well-heated room?Are you terrifying your neighbors with the sounds of your racking coughs?Has someone given you the once-over then asked if you were OK?Or maybe someone commented on how sick you look?Or asked if you were crying, but really you were just leaking mucous?But as it turns out, you actually were crying anyway?Have people given you a wide berth as they pass you?Have you groaned for more than 5 seconds?Or maybe whimpered softly to yourself?And dejectedly asked your immune system, "whyyyyyyyyyyyy?"
Should You Stay Home From School?
You're probably OK to go to school, but of course, you know better than anyone else!
If you don't feel better, you can always go home!
Go back to bed, get some rest, drink fluids, and FEEL BETTER!