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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Don’t get excited, folks. It’s not what you’re thinking. It’s a Rapid Strep Test. And it’s a generic picture, not the actual one taken today.

Today’s strip came back with one bold red line (the control line) and a rather faint one (the test line).

FrumeSarah: This is just like when I was pregnant with you, sweetheart. The line was barely visible. But my doctor said “red is red.”
Pediatrician: That’s right. You’ve got strep, my boy.

He wrote out a prescription for antibiotics and as he was handing it to me, he asked if we had any questions. My sweet son looked up with wide eyes and wondered,

So if the line had been bright red, would that have meant that I was pregnant?

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And don’t forget to check out today’s stops on the 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011

Barbara Diamond Goldin, author of Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
at Great Kid Books

Jaime Zollars, illustrator of Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
at The Book of Life

Susan Lynn Meyer, author of Black Radishes
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Older Readers Category
at The 3 Rs – Reading, ‘Riting & Research

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 9 February 2011 8:28 am

    At least you know he wasn’t faking it.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:58 pm

      Funny…I thought the very same thing.

  2. Shellie permalink
    Wednesday, 9 February 2011 10:12 am

    That reminds me of when I was pregnant with Brandon and a new teacher of high school sophomores. One 15 year-old boy asked if being pregnant meant that I no longer needed to use birth control. So as not to go down a very dark road, I replied, “Did you just ask me if I could get pregnant while I’m pregnant? Like I could have a 7 month fetus and a 2 month fetus growing in me at the same time?” The 15 year-old girl in front of him turned around and smacked him and called him an idiot.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:59 pm

      Well, to be fair, I have found that female cycles are rather confusing to the male 49% of our species. And I’d be willing to be that wasn’t the last time some girl called him an idiot.

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