Playing will help.

Exactly two weeks ago, I was ill. I’d just received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, and I was one of the unlucky few who had severe side effects. I was sick enough—spiking a 100.9 fever that I didn’t get out of bed except to vomit, which I did several times in a 16-hour period. My three-year-old-son, Stanley, worried and fussed by my bedside, even when his dad told him to leave me alone.

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