Bless You!

Original caption: Not faked. I was trying to t...

Original caption: Not faked. I was trying to take a hankie photo cos I have a cold and sneezed! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Much of Britain is soggy, wet, windy, cold and most of the west Midlands, Wales and parts of Scotland had been issue with  flood warnings, it’s not an enticing prospect.

It’s been a very unpleasantly wet day and to cap it up, I caught a cold. Well… you might say having a cold is not a big deal but to me it is. I could have been perfectly okay with the cold but for the sneezing and headache, it was hell!

I was able to do most of my work except working on the computer,  the screen was blurry and I couldn’t see a thing which was when the ‘bless you’ began. I sneezed the first time, and my kids chorused together,

Bless you,” and courtesy demands that I say thank you (that’s our unspoken rule in the house, don’t know about other families)

Second sneeze!

”Bless you,” (Thank you)

And by the time it was the third, fourth, fifth sneezes going on to the sixth, I yelled in frustration,

”Don’t bless me again!”

And typical of my six-year-old daughter, she asked coyly with traces of a smile lurking around the corner of her mouth,

”Mum, what’s the opposite of bless you,” I thought about it before answering and said without looking at her.


But she didn’t buy that and her older brother chipped in, ”Opposite of bless you is….” And I cut in before he could complete the statement.

”Any one cares for Open Season? I asked and was able to diffuse the tension, wouldn’t want my children saying the opposite of bless you! ‘Open Season’ is a very funny movie we all love watching, it featured Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher.

Kids are funny and honest, unlike adults!


I have been given two great awards within three days and I am so grateful, I promise to write a post on it and announce my nominees, everyone deserved it anyway and it’s been a pleasure connecting with such intelligent, awesome friends. Wish I could see everyone and we’ll have a great party. Thanks folks for reading my post always.

Love and Peace!

38 comments on “Bless You!

  1. Ben Naga says:

    “Wish I could see everyone and we’ll have a great party. ”

    What, so you can infect us all!!! 😛

  2. robitille says:

    Adorable! Aren’t kids great?

  3. My sympathies are with you. Here in Oregon, I’m sneezing all the time because of the Juniper dust in the air. Also, i have been criticized for saying “Gesundheit!” too often, but I still say to you “God Bless You!” 🙂

  4. boomiebol says:

    Kids, bless their hearts 🙂

  5. bless you! haha kidding! Get well soon 🙂

  6. filmhipster says:

    Cute story…and well, Bless You.

  7. I hope your cold is a short one.
    Well wishes ~ Wendy

  8. The term catching a cold is all wrong. When I catch something, it is usually a good thing. Catching a break, or catching a cold beer that has benn tossed to me. Now, the better term would be Caught a cold, which implies the cold was chasing me! 🙂 I really like the blog.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for that! I’ll surely take that onboard. From now on it’s caught a cold! Though I don’t want it near me if I can help it. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Mia says:

    Hi! We have the same rule in our house. My 6 year old will alert everyone if no one acknowledges his sneezes with a bless you, and he demands one for every sneeze! LOL Kids are great 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!

  10. notedinnashville says:

    It’s sweet that your kids are thoughtful enough to say it. I’m always offended when no one blesses me. Maybe the opposite is, “Go bless yourself.” 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Yeah you’re right but when you’ve sneezed for more than five times and you’re out of breath, the bless you becomes a chore and don’t forget you’ve got to say ‘Thank you’ to every bless you or there would be whining – ‘Oh mum, why didn’t you say thank you,’ that’s what my daughter would said if there was no thanks, get my drift? Wished I’d thought of your opposite, (Go bless yourself!) Thanks for your comment, appreciate it.

  11. Cristi M. says:

    I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012.Please see the rules at my post :

  12. jackie says:

    Ah yes the rain and cold season are upon us, but so long as you can find humour in it your doing pretty good! Thanks for following my blog.

  13. Teeny Bikini says:

    Congrats on your awards!!

  14. Freddiejay says:

    oh my God , I love it, ” what is the opposite of bless you?” Well I think I heard it today when I accidentally cut off another driver while getting off the interstate lol!

  15. jamiejlg1986 says:

    Hi Seyi, I hope you feel better soon.

    Just count your blessings that you can’t get man-flu, now that is an illness and a half!!


  16. carmenfortis says:

    I enjoyed your writing, especially the little story with the blessings, indeed kids are always funny and honest ! 😀
    Get well soon, and I wish you a lot of health !

  17. Hmm….technically the opposite of bless you is a curse. That’s not good, because sneezing is a good thing. Maybe your kids can say “YAY!” whenever someone sneezes. Ha! 😉

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Exactly, and I didn’t want that so I subscribed to ‘nothing’ as my answer to my daughter’s question. Thanks for your comment and for reading my post! Cheers-:)

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