What do you do when your kids get sick?
by, 12-12-2008 at 11:24 AM (525 Views)
I'm not talking about raging fevers and other reasons to see the doctor. I'm talking about the average virus: wet cough, runny nose, sore throat, perhaps a mild fever?
As for me...
I clean. And turn to home remedies. I try to stay out of the doctor's office unless the kids are really sick. Colds don't make me run to the doctor.
Cleaning: I can't help it. I clean when they get sick. Aside from helping kill off the stray germs, it gives me a sense of peace, like I'm doing the best I can to help them heal.
Home remedies: I clean out and run the humidifiers and vaporizers. I dole out the honey. I put on a pot of chicken soup, and I prepare three different hydrating beverages for the kids to choose from. Hot tea flows freely from my kitchen at any child's request.
Anyway, in case you haven't guessed, I have two kids with colds today. They had hot oatmeal for breakfast and I am about to start a pot of chicken soup boiling.