It’s that time of year. And no, for once, I am not talking about the holidays around here because you know that The Chirping Moms are big about the holidays! If you have a little one, you know what I am talking about. Flu season. Colds, flu, runny noses, and fevers. Trust me, if you have little ones, you know what this tome of the year brings.
I try hard to teach my little ones habits that keep them healthy. Wash their hands. Wipe their noses with Kleenex tissues. Be active. Cover their mouth when they cough. Eat healthy and take your vitamins. Get much-needed sleep. But inevitably, especially with little ones in preschool with so many other young children, they get sick. And I have learned in this house that once one gets sick, then usually the other ones quickly catch what their sibling has as well!
What happens when my little ones get sick? First of all, that means no school. Second, it means cuddles, cuddles, and more cuddles. And third, it means a full day of a little more TLC for a sweet little one. A little more attention. A little more snuggling. And a little more patience from their mama. Trust me, you all know what it is like. Trying to take care of a sick child while maintaining the daily routine of dishes, cleaning, caring for the other children, and running errands.
In order to be prepared for sick days, there are some things that you should have stocked in your house before the brunt of flu season arrives.
Let’s present our “Sick Day Must-Haves”:
- Kleenex tissues: These are our favorite brand of tissues and we always have these on hand at our house. You can use this coupon at Target to receive a $1 off Kleenex 4 packs or larger!
- Soup and Crackers. We always have a variety of soups on hand: tomato, chicken noodle, vegetable, and more. You never know quite what one may desire!
- Comfortable pajamas: Nothing calls for a pj day more than being sick. (I think that even the moms can wear pajamas all day when their child is sick!)
- Flavored water/Popsicles: In order to keep them well hydrated, I often let them have them something a little special to keep them hydrated depending on what we have on hand.
- Warm blankets and fluffy pillows: Something about a sick day means a lot more cuddling up on the couch
But you can’t stay cuddled on a couch all day with a preschooler. Trust me, I have two boys that never stop moving even if they are sick. So make sure you also have a a great collection of:
- Craft supplies
- Board Games
- Good Read-Aloud Books
1. Marshmallow Snowflake
- Construction Paper
- White Glue
- Glitter Glue
2. Toilet Roll Penguin
- Toilet Roll
- Black Paint
- White Construction Paper
- Orange Foam Stickers (2 Heart Shaped and 1 Triangle Shaped)
- Wiggle Eyes
- Black Yarn
- Various colors of construction paper
- White Paint
- Paper Plate
- Yarn to Hang Wreath