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That’s What She Said

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This doodle of mine, titled “God Knows You Farted,” is only tangentially related to the post you’re about to read. But it is also one of my favorite doodles of all time, so it stays.

Many years ago, when my niece, Lauren, was about two years old, she coughed.

Perhaps the cough was a bit louder or longer than usual. Maybe it was a tad phlegmy. Perhaps it was followed by a hiccup. I’m not sure, I didn’t notice anything unusual.

But something about that cough made it significant to my sister, Gina.

Ginaproceeded to feel Lauren’s forehead; press her ear up against her chest; and look in the child’s mouth, ears, and nose.

My grandmother and I watched all of this with fascination. When Grandma and I weren’t staring at Gina, we glanced at each other, chatting telepathically:

“The kid only coughed, right? Did I miss something? Is she…

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