So I'm sick. My wife is sick. Some of our kids are sick as well. It's not easy taking care of kids when you're sick, nevermind taking care of sick kids while both parents are ill.
The easy thing to do, of course, to plop everyone in front of a movie, but you can't do that all day, and you still have to worry about medicine schedules, food, hydration, etc.
What are some simple techniques, ideas, etc that don't require a lot of effort on my part, but pay off well in terms of keeping the kids distracted from their discomfort, track important pieces of information (ie, who had what pain medicine and when), and meet their other needs?
asked 24 Nov '09, 18:58
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answered 24 Nov '09, 23:13
When I was young we weren't allowed to have soda very often, but one exception was that whenever we got sick we got a whole two-liter of 7-Up to ourselves. Feels good on the throat, helps keep you hydrated, and the special treat distracts from the discomfort.
answered 25 Nov '09, 19:08
Could your parents or inlaws step in and take over for a few hours a day? until you feel stronger.
Lots of soups, watching movies huddled under blankets, and being a kid for a couple of hours at a time while grand-parents can assume their combined roles of parents and grandparents.
(I only suggest this if there are no health risks for your parents/inlaws and if they are well enough to look after you)
I hope that you all feel better soon!
answered 25 Nov '09, 10:05