Simple Rules for the Sick – ies

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I am sick. I have the cooties. It sucks.Β  This stoopid, yes stoopid cold virus is going around my family and it finally took me down. I feel like crud. It really kicks in how good it is to feel well when I’m sick. I’m so looking forward to this cold moving it’s way on out of my house. I have things to do and babies to take care of and this cold is getting ALL up in the way. Being at home with the babies while feeling like ish on a stick ain’t easy. Here’s what’s working for me… kinda

1- Focus

There are some things that just have to be done. Feeding the family is one of them. When I pick my son up from school, I don’t sit down! No, sitting down is the kiss of death. If my backside makes contact with a seat, it’s a done deal. All this tired will come down on me and it will be every baby for themselves. That ain’t right. So, I don’t sit. Instead, I cook. Dinner is done early just because it’s something I need to get out of the way while I have an ounce of energy to do it. I also have the closest Chinese food restaurant on speed dial for delivery. Just in case…

2- Read

Being sick, I don’t have a whole lot any energy to do much playing and running around. My kids are SO used to activity because we are always on the move. My babies are also book worms. That’s where I win! I plant myself in a corner in their play area and pull out a stack of books. We sit there and read! My daughter works on her vocabulary by repeating the words I read and my son works on his definitions because he asks me what every word means. They’re learning, I’m winning!

3 – Dance Party

My kids will take any opportunity to dance! I have a stack of CD’s of kids music. As soon as I put one on, it’s an instant dance party in my living room. They get to shake their sillies out and I get to watch. Works for me.

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4- Walk it out

My daughter made it very clear to me that she needed to go outside. She pointed to the window and said “Outside. Walk.” So we went for a walk. Any time spent outside with her turns into a nature walk and adventure. It’s fun to watch her explore and the fresh air probably did my sick butt some good.

There it is… that’s how I’m getting through this funky cold. I’m sure I’ll have to fake some energy soon. Until then…


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18 Responses to Simple Rules for the Sick – ies
  1. Kristen
    March 25, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Yuck! I hope you feel better soon! I think your daughter has the right idea though. I always seem to feel better when I get some fresh air and sunshine.

  2. Tamara
    March 25, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    I am so sorry to hear! We had it move through our family and it was a doozy. I didn’t get it, somehow, but I was the only one to get a ten day cold back in January so I guess I paid my dues.
    Fresh air is nice! It’s still very cold in the northeast so it’s not an option for us…yet.
    Enjoy it for us!

  3. Kita
    March 25, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    Hope you feel better soon. I have had my share of colds this summer and I dare it to come back I dare it.

  4. LaShawn
    March 25, 2014 | 4:10 pm

    hope you feel better soon!

  5. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    March 25, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    Get well soon! Reading is definitely great to do when you’re sick. Moo just came down with a cold last night and I’m getting ready to bleach and Lysol everything so that it doesn’t spread!

  6. KalleyC
    March 25, 2014 | 6:57 pm

    I hope you get well soon! Reading is one of my favorite activities to do when I’m not feeling well. I love your list on battling the sick-ies! πŸ™‚

  7. Sherelle
    March 25, 2014 | 8:44 pm

    I hope you feel better soon Cam! I detest being sick too! Girl, that ‘every baby for themselves’ is too funny! I know the feeling, because when I’m down…my honey and pup are on their own, lol!

  8. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries
    March 25, 2014 | 11:49 pm

    I hope you get to feeling better! I despite being sick, even just having the sniffles. I think as a mom it’s twice as hard, because we still have our little ones to run after all day long. Leaves little time to nurse your own self back to good health. Some how we do it though! πŸ™‚

  9. J
    March 26, 2014 | 7:07 am

    Oh no! I hope you all feel better soon.

    Your daughter IS a cutie!

  10. Jhanis
    March 26, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    Being sick sucks. And I agree about not sitting down because it’s going to be soooooo hard to get up! Feel better soon!

  11. Natalie
    March 30, 2014 | 6:37 am

    Mom ain’t got no time to be sick! πŸ™ I do hope you are feeling better I know how much it stinks!

  12. Barbara
    March 31, 2014 | 4:44 am

    hope you feel better.

  13. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    April 1, 2014 | 6:12 pm

    I sure hope you feel better soon, it is so hard being down for the count!

  14. catherine gacad
    April 3, 2014 | 8:03 pm

    you are the most productive, inspirational sick person i’ve ever met

  15. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    April 4, 2014 | 7:20 am

    Ugh… totally sucks that you’re sick. Feel better soon, hun! When I get sick, reading is always a way to make the time past with Aiden.

  16. Jessica
    April 5, 2014 | 9:31 am

    I love your rules! I do the same when sick. I read, play games that don’t require me to actively run around, I do what I can and pray to get better soon. I hope you feel better soon!

  17. Mrs. Pancakes
    April 6, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    Isn’t always humbling for children to remind us that life goes on even when we are sick. Hope you feel better soon! We love dance parties at our house too!!

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