Sally and I
Just wanted to cry.
We'd sat on the couch all the cold and sick day.
Mom could not think of anything else for us to play.
So she turned to Dad for some last resort fun,
to entertain us while there was no sun.
Sure enough out of the basement he emerged.
A machine and ping pong balls is what we heard.
Not only did he bring all the fun,
but he brought with him Thing 2 and Thing 1.
There was one among us who did not think things were quite right.
Every time the vacumn turned on he screamed in great fright.
But that did not stop them from having fun.
All toys in this house turn into a gun.
Although Sally and I were sick,
We still had fun watching all their tricks.
And as for our Mom,
Checking out the house after it had been hit by the bomb.
She was hoping the Cat in the Hat had brought the machine,
That would make the whole house become clean.
Although there was no machine to be had
The ping pong balls still all over the house have not made her mad.
And now we ask you,
What do you do when you have the flu?