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Keeping your sanity, as a mother, on a regular basis can be hard enough. However, when your kid is sick, it can feel as though all hope for sanity is lost. Here are some tips for keeping your sanity with a sick kid at home.
Don’t expect the house to stay clean
Dealing with a sick kid at home means that you need to keep your focus where it belongs. Trying to keep the house clean is something that falls to the wayside. Don’t feel bad about it because there will always be tomorrow.
Get stocked up before
Easier said than done, but at least now you can learn your lesson. It’s much easier to deal with a sick kid at home when you already have everything you need. Am I right? I ALWAYS stock up on items right after we deal with a sickness in the house. Although it’s better to not have to run to the store during a sickness, at least I can be better prepared next time.
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Have some good movies handy
When it comes to dealing with a sick kid at home, you need to keep them occupied somehow. One of the best ways to keep them occupied is to have movies on hand. Movies seem to be the one thing that keep my kids occupied when they aren’t feeling good. Hopefully this tip works for you too.
Don’t have too many expectations for your kids
When my kids are sick, I try not to expect them to want to do much. We pretty much lay low for the day. I don’t expect them to do want to do that much during their sickness.
Ideally, they can sleep, but if not- at least rest. If they are eating, drinking, and smiling a little, I am one happy mom.
Order in if you need to
Of course, taking your kiddo to a restaurant while they are sick is a disaster waiting to happen. I have ordered in plenty of times when my kids are sick. It’s not necessarily for them (they never eat when they’re sick). However, I’m always starving and need the energy to wait on my kids while they are sick. Plus, I never pass up a chance to skip cooking and the clean-up!
The bottom line is that your kid is sick. I think it’s most important for you to understand, mom, that you don’t have to be perfect. All your kiddo needs is your love, comfort, and affection while they are sick. Let the other stuff go, at least for today.