When Mom, the farmer, has to go out of town, her son is left to take care of the animals. Suddenly, everyone in the barnyard seems to have come down with the flu. It's amazing. The poor cow snuggles into bed with a cup of tea and the very next day the chidkens are sneezing all over the place. Pretty soon the whole house is filled with sick farm animals asking for popcorn and playing checkers. But the little boy knows just what Mom would do if she were there. Too sick to go outside? Then, too sick to watch tv. Uh oh, he's on to us!