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Sick Days When You Were a Kid vs. Now

Despite it being a Herculean feat to stay sniffle- and cough-free when there's a virus making its way through your house, moms, plain and simple, don't get sick days—and that's a far cry from the cozy, snuggly, chicken soup-laden days of our youth. Feeling under the weather? Here's a fun look at the difference between being ill as a kid and what it's like now.

Sick Days When You Were a Kid

People would bring you presents like coloring books and dolls.

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Now

People vomit on you.

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Sick Days When You Were a Kid

You would sit under a cozy pile of blankets while being served homemade soup and toast.

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Now

You have a pile of soiled blankets to wash.

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Sick Days When You Were a Kid

You lived in fear of going to the doctor.

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You live in fear of dying because you can't get to the doctor.

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Sick Days When You Were a Kid

You were allowed to watch as much TV as you wanted.

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Now

Your children demand you "be a dragon" and chase them around the house.

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Sick Days When You Were a Kid

You wondered what you were missing at school.

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Now

You wonder if you're going to get fired.

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Sick Days When You Were a Kid

You knew your mom was going to be there when you woke up in the middle of the night.

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You know your kid is going to wake you up in the middle of the night.

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Sick Days When You Were a Kid

You walked around touching everything, leaving a trail of germs in your wake.

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You bathe in hand sanitizer, as you live in fear of getting your kid sick.

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