Monday, October 06, 2014
You can do your best parenting when kids are sick
Sometimes, I would give her back rubs or wash her with warm washcloths.
Here are some other tricks to make sick days go by faster.
Create a fort in the bed. Stack up pillows around the sick child and put a sheet or net over the top. Like a cave.
Make Jell-O in fun molds--this also gets liquid into the sick child.
Get out the coloring books, even if they have been outgrown.
In giving medicine, mix liquids with applesauce or a fruit smoothie--not too much, though--you want the child to finish it. Or find syrup that is already flavored--check out www.DrCocoa.com.
My daughter remembers being home during the day--"I loved watching 'I Love Lucy,.'" she just told me.