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No One Likes Getting Sick
“Mommy, my ear hurts!” my six-year-old screamed at me, waking me from a dead sleep at 11:00 PM at night. I opened my eyes and reached out to him, “I’m so sorry honey, let me help you.”
I managed to climb out of bed and get down the stairs in the dark to look for something to relieve his pain.
Thankfully, I had Tylenol in the boy’s bathroom medicine cabinet. I gave him some and held him in his bed to soothe him. Once the medicine kicked in, he was able to fall asleep.
I can’t even imagine what life must’ve been like 100 years ago when pain meds like these were not available. My son has sensory processing disorder, and an ear ache quickly turns into a catastrophic event if I can’t find relief for him quickly.
The next morning wasn’t much better. We managed to get in to see the pediatrician and sure enough, my son had a “raging” ear infection. Apparently my son’s sniffles (from a minor cold) had snuck over to his ear canal and caused an infection.
Antibiotics do nothing for pain and discomfort. Again, that’s why I use Children’s Tylenol (we like Children’s Tylenol + Cold Multi-Symtom Grape 4oz) when it’s needed.
How to Salvage your Sick Day
My son’s illness threw a bit of a monkey-wrench into our plans for the day. Activities were cancelled, errands rescheduled, and we stayed home so he could get some rest.
Now, even though my son was sick, he wasn’t quietly camping out in his bedroom. He’s six and he likes lots of activities and interactive play. And that’s why I created this, a FREE printable pack with 15 Sick Day Activities for Kids.
There are puzzles, mazes, matching, coloring and more. I even whipped up a board game “Candy-Land” style with dice and everything. He loves to play and we set up some stuffed animals for him to play “doctor” with.
15 Sick Day Activities for Kids including Get Well Tips
To be totally honest, my son’s cold started with my husband, which then moved to our eldest, and then to our six-year old. Isn’t that the way it always happens? Illness tends to move through a family.
As a mom, I can’t afford a sick day or the symptoms that come with it, so when I stopped at Kroger to get some additional Tylenol for Kids, I also picked up a few things for the adults around here like Thermaflu ExpressMax Severe Cold & Flu Syrup, plenty of Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle Soup, Lipton Soothe Your Tummy Herbal Supplement, and good ole’ Original Premium Saltine Crackers. Honestly, on chilly days, I don’t even need to be sick to enjoy the taste of Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle Soup and saltine crackers, they provide a comfort that stems back my own childhood.
Get Well Tips:
At the risk of sounding just like my mother [which I don’t mind at all – she is a wise woman]. Here are a few get well tips from a momma whose been there. *Not medical advice, just practical, helpful tips.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Bring down a fever with a lukewarm bath or ice pack to the forehead if needed.
- Eat foods that don’t upset your tummy.
- If symptoms persist – definitely see a doctor.
Download your FREE Printable Pack with 15 Sick Day Activities for Kids
My son loved this printable pack and playing doctor with his stuffed animals. If your plans for the day get derailed by sickness, this is a fun way to overcome boredom without having to sit a kiddo in front of the TV all day. It also teaches empathy, fine motor skills, and even some early math. Take it from a Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Education, this printable pack is good stuff.
Just click the yellow “download now” button to get your copy. No more bored kids on sick days! FREE 15 sick day activities for kids.
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Where can you find Children’s Tylenol®, Campbell’s® Soups, Theaflu and Premium Crackers
You can find everything featured here at Kroger’s (in our area it’s also known as King Soopers). I picked up all the things I talk about in this post inside the store. Save on your next purchase of Children’s Tylenol®, Campbell’s® Soups, Theaflu and Premium Crackers at the Savings Link. Get even more “Get Well” tips from my blogging friends on the SoFab Social Hub.
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