i’m sick. i had to come home from work today because i felt all hot and shivery and clammy and sick and just plain crappy. i’ve never been one of those people who can be ill and go to their bed and sleep and i never lose my appetite unless i have the full on flu so i like soup and movies when i’m sick. as a kid i had a lot of issues with my sinuses and tonsils and i was off school…a lot. luckily my dad worked from 5pm until midnight and was around to take care of me. he always made the best sick day food…grilled cheese sandwiches and heinz tomato soup.
sometimes he would give me hula hoop crisps to dunk in my soup like croutons. he would make me milky tea or hot ribena and i’d get all settled on the couch with my snoopy and woodstock blanket and watch movies. i think ya’ll know i love my movies and between me and my husband we have a pretty ridiculous collection but whenever i’m sick i want to watch the movies that i used to watch when i was sick as a kid. there’s something comforting about it. same as i still like a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup (sometimes with hula hoops). so i thought i would do a little top 5 of my favourite sick day movies.
willy wonka and the chocolate factory (still my favourite for sick days)
edward scissorhands (i watched this so much i went through 2 videos that got chewed up from overuse)
the little mermaid. loved it since i saw it in the cinema. still joint favourite disney movie of all time with peter pan
the neverending story. isn’t this a favourite sick day movie of most 80’s kids?
my girl. i was a HUGE macaulay culkin fan. i still can’t cope when thomas j dies and i want all of shelly’s wardrobe and her camper!
so there you have it. i’m still a big kid at heart and there isn’t a time when you revert back to being a kid quite as much as when you’re sick. hope you don’t catch this bug.
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