When you’re a sick kid, they tell you to eat some chickenoodle soup
You always wondered what it was about chickenoodle soup that had the exact ratio of nutrients to heal a sick kid.
What you don’t consider is that they probably tell you to eat chickenoodle soup because the steam clears up a stuffy nose
And everybody knows if anybody gets stuffy noses it’s sick kids
But now you’re an adult with adult sicknesses
The kind of sick where you still have to go to school every day, or at least try.
And when you’re feeling especially sick you whip out the trusty chickenoodle soup
Same can momma used to make!
You consider that they probably only tell you to eat chickenoodle soup when you’re sick to clear up the stuffy nose
You make the soup anyway.
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