You know the kind of runny nose that actually RUNS and the drips hang on the end of your nose, and they are COLD? Then, because you are washing dishes and your hands are soapy, you have to sort of wipe the drips on your sleeve where the layers begin to coagulate grossly? For some reason, I am also farting more than usual. Like, every time I sneeze.
You know? The kind of sneezes that build up for a long time, and you stand there with an idiotic expression on your face waiting for it, hoping not to drop the entire roasting-pan full of a large ham and about 4 gallons of hot drippings. The kids will be having a crisis, calling "Mum! Where is she? Mum!" and either the sneeze will retreat back into my head forever, gumming up my brain completely, or it will expell itself all over the ham and the unsuspecting child, who will look at their sneezing, farting, dishevelled mother in disbelief.
And my head? Feels like it's full of STUFF. But it can't be, because it is pouring out constantly.
I stand/sit/lie there, and say "brig be a dabkid. Gwig!" and the kids tear the house apart. I sweat, but my feet are cold. I hate being sick. Hate it, hate it!