Monday, September 21, 2009
As autumn approaches, I think of Halloween, fall leaves, crisp weather. I love this time of year. Well...it also ushers in cold and flu season, so you are bound to deal with illness soon, or at least some time this year. My sons just got over the flu and a cold a couple of weeks ago. I immediately resorted to taking care of my boys like my mother did for me. Having them sip hot jello and ginger ale for upset stomachs. Setting up a "bed" on the couch from them to camp out on while they watch TV and nap. I can still remember laying on the couch watching Cinderella over and over again, like it was yesterday.
I have also added new traditions/remedies through the years. I had a friend whose mom insisted she eat a LOT of fruit when she felt a cold coming on. I do this with my boys. If I can tell they are getting sick I load them up on fruit smoothies and fresh fruit as much as they will let me.
It got me thinking that all of you probably have some traditions that you perpetuate when your kids get sick too. I would love to hear about them and possibly make them my own.
So what did you your moms do for you when you got sick?
What comforting traditions do you uphold for your kids when they become ill?
Labels: Health and Hygiene