This was just too choice not to blog. . . . This evening we were serving dinner to my family and my older son’s friend. Both older boys are 14 years old. Suddenly my son grabs his stomach and runs to the bathroom. My husband and I look at each other and say that he must be getting the stomach bug that kept my younger son out of school for the previous 2 days. My son’s friend leans over his absent friend’s plate and interjects: “Ooh, can I have his rice?” We nearly died of laughter. Compared to rapid-growth-induced hunger, what are a few virus particles between friends?