Last week, Gracie had a runny nose. Within two days, she had spread that runny nose to Bean, who then took on multiple cold symptoms – runny nose, cough, low fevers. At that point, Gracie was feeling much better. But then the weekend hit and as Bean and Gracie spent more time together, their cold germs were shared again. By Saturday morning, both of them were hot, sweaty, sticky, snotty messes.
We took it easy this weekend to let the kids recover, but I was reminded for the 1,000th time that nursing little kids back to good health is tough. As sick as they are, neither of my kids seems to be aware of the fact that they don’t feel good.
Neither of them is sleeping good at night right now. Between stuffy noses and little fevers and teething (Gracie’s getting one more tooth and Bean’s cutting his 2 year molars), they have been waking up throughout the night for the past few nights. Which means, during the day they are tired and cranky. For Gracie, we’ve been letting her sleep as much as she wants during the day, instead of limiting her nap times to under 2 hours like we normally do. For Bean, we’ve been doing a lot of football watching because it’s just about the only thing that keeps him sitting still for any period of time. He’s such a good sports commentator! He cheers and yells and says, “Oh, man!” when they miss a field goal.
You know, I really think it’s the parent’s responsibility to limit their child’s activity when they are sick.
I just don’t understand those irresponsible parents who let their children run wild when they are supposed to be getting over an illness.
If you ask me, bed rest and fluids are the only way to go when you’re nursing your children back to health.
Yes, sir. We take sickness around this house very seriously. Very. Seriously.