A little background...My step-dad is in the hospital, in the ICU. He had a liver transplant about 2 years ago. He has fluid around his lungs. He has been in the ICU for over a month.
A few nights ago we loaded our freak parade in the old SUV and headed off to Red Robin. My daughter(3 yo)was wearing a full on Princess costume, pink My Little Pony Tiara, striped knee socks, and black Hello Kitty penny loafers (?). My son (9yo)carried a large bottle of Tums (long story).
During dinner my daughter asked if she kissed Papaw (my step-dad) if she could "catch his sick." I assured her that she couldn't and she asked why not. I began to tell her that some kinds of sick you can't catch from people. "Like cancer, you can't catch. And like So-and-So's diabetes. You can't catch," I assured her.
She seemed satisfied and sat silently absorbing the new information. Then my son piped up with...
"Genital herpes is a disease."
"Genital Herpes is a disease...and there is no cure."
An expectant hush fell on the tables surrounding ours.
But then I recovered. A bit.
"Yea, but you can still hike, kayak, and rock climb."
So the commercial says.
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