Why do people say they've got the flu? It feels like the flu's got me - in hard, sharp talons.
Mind you, at least my son is ten now. I got flu when he was about two, and he used to come and hit me on the head with a toy car so I'd get up and play with him. Now he gives me hugs and sympathetic little pats.
Once when he was, I think, four, I told him I couldn't play because I was full of cold. Ten minutes later he came back and asked, "Are you empty of cold yet, Mummy?"
I'm going back to bed.