Working with kids means getting sick. Today I stayed home sick from work and it got me thinking – sick days when you’re an adult are nowhere near as fun as they were when you were a kid.
When I stayed home sick from school as a kid, my momma was there. She would bring my pillows and blankets downstairs to the couch and let me watch tv. I would always watch the Price Is Right. (Maybe I should add that to my bucket list?) She would give me juice or tea, or if I was really lucky, Sprite! This was a big treat for me, weirdo, I know. She would make me toast or soup and always Jell-O. Jell-O makes you feel so much better!! Once dinner rolled around, I was usually feeling well enough to eat some cereal or scrambled eggs.
Today I slept in (and missed the Price Is Right) and made myself soup for lunch and made myself some tea that wasn’t very good. Boo! Someone should start a business of nannies that come to your house and take care of you when you’re sick. You can give them a checklist of supplies they will need and remedies you require.
Do you have fond memories of your sick days or am I the only nut? Do you believe in the healing power of Jell-O? What remedies did your momma use on you or what remedies do you use for your own little ones?