So....just this last weekend my oldest son came down with a fever and vomiting which gave me inspiration for this post. I got to thinking, how many times have a wondered as my sick child lay in bed, "how in the world did he catch this?" Then I thought about how many MORE times I have wondered, "Oooh...my son has been a little under the weather but is almost better should I be letting him play with all these kids?"
Our kids can't and shouldn't live in a bubble. They are bound to get sick and exposure to germs can help them stay healthy to a certain extent. Still. My knee jerk reaction is to cringe when I see a child cough all over my oldest and then come and kiss on my baby with a green snotty nose.
Is there some standard you adhere to that helps you gauge whether your child is play date worthy?
Is there illness etiquette for kids?
What are some things you do to help your child get well faster?
Even better... how do you get a child who is obviously sick to act like it and rest? (I wish I could have half as much energy as my son has when he is sick)
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