Today was a typical Sunday. We were in the car a few minutes early headed to church and about 3 blocks away from my house my youngest throws up. We turned around. Days like this aren't typically too bad because all of my kids have been good patients. She was her normal feisty self the rest of the day so I don't think its anything too serious but it was serious enough that we were cooped up inside all day.
The hardest thing about sick days is trying to balance two healthy kids and one who is slightly under the weather. How do you entertain them all while maintaining any shred of sanity? We love to curl up with a book or 36. When we are home for a long period of time my kids will have me read so many books I fall asleep. This is a trait I'd like to encourage in them but its hard when you are literally wiping away tears of boredom! Sometimes we bake cookies or something equally as fun. Yesterday we cleaned. The kids even helped me mop until it was their quiet time and I "doubled checked" for them. Games are always a great way to go. We just got the Wii Fit Plus where there is a multi-player option. My two year old got up on the Wii fit board and started flapping like a chicken to make her character fly. She actually outflew the older two and gave me the best 45 seconds of video anyone may ever see.
When I was little my mom always made me applesauce from fresh apples. I remember how much I loved to stay home simply for eating applesauce and popsicles while watching Matlock. Boy those were the days! It's almost funny how nostalgic it was taking care of sick child for the day. We had a lot of fun with the cabin fever but I have to say I am now officially wiped out and headed to bed!
What was your favorite childhood memory of sick days? What do you most enjoy doing with your kids?