Thursday, October 30, 2014

feeling a little sick?

With the exception of when Emerson was a few months old I have been pretty fortunate and haven't really been sick. A cold here and there, but nothing that has confined me to stay in bed all day because I can't move kind of sick. When I was sick when he was a little baby I just let him lay on the floor and play [he wasn't terribly mobile this first few months :] or set him in his rocker. I realize I can't exactly do that any more. 

because when I think of sick I think of chicken noodle soup :) 

One day back in the winter I had a horrible toothache and pretty much couldn't [didn't] do a thing all day. I also knew that I couldn't leave Emerson unattended. So I shut and locked his bedroom door and laid down on his floor. He played happily the whole afternoon. He would even come and give me pats and hugs every now and then. He was so good and happy to play by himself. That night around dinner time Landon fed Emerson and got him ready for bed. I laid down and emerged slightly before it was time for him to go down for the night.  

When Landon was deathly ill this summer, he slept on the couch, and Emerson and I stayed out of the house pretty much the whole day. Can't be around those germs. I'm not sure what it would be like if I were ever really sick and Landon couldn't be here to help. Probably it would include some watching of shows, lots of independent playing and reading, and him climbing all over me as I lay on floor. Not exactly ideal for keeping germs away from the little guy, but it would work. I think. Not so helpful, I know... but that's all I've got. 

How do you survive those dreaded sick days with your children?  Check out the other mama's blogs for their tips.  And be sure to link up with us below if you also have a post on this topic. 

In the difficulty of motherhood, it's so important to find other mamas to relate to.  Toddlers can be a handful and leave you wondering what to do next.  This series is here to help you navigate through toddlerhood while being able to relate to other mamas going through the same thing.  We may not always know what we are doing but we give it our best shot anyway.  Come back each week to check out our new topic and read along with the other hosts of our One Year and Beyond series!
Oct 2:     Toddler Diaper Bag Essentials 
Oct 9:     Learning to love your post-pregnancy body
Oct 16:   Busy Toddler Activities
Oct 23:   Keeping in Shape While Caring for a Toddler
Oct 30:   Sick Day Tips
Nov 6:    How to Not Lose Your Patience with your Toddler
Nov 13:  Favorite Toddler Outings

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