Nate is sick in bed. He's nine years old. It's Thanksgiving and he was looking forward to eating turkey and pumkin pie with his family but now he can't. He has a fever and can't keep anything down. Plus he's congested. He feels icky. His whole family came over for a big meal. They are sitting down to eat and he can hear them laughing and having a good time. At least he can't smell anything, otherwise he would be even sadder. All he wants to do is be out there with them, but he just doesn't feel good enough. Nobody has even come to say hi. Even his trusty dog, Buddy hasn't poked his head in. He'll just read instead. Just as he starts to give up all hope though, his family all burst into his bedroom to come say "HI!" They didn't forget about him and even set up the couch in the living room for him to come lay down on so he can visit too. Even though he can't eat today, his Mom and Dad promised to save him a plate with all of his favorites.