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What's Saving My Sanity, Sick Edition


Two sickies on a couch, to be followed by me on the floor
  • Playing Slamwich, horizontally.
  • Ditto Orchard, and having the kids hand me the pieces I'm accumulating.
  • This free Transformers app, for him
  • Our rolling luggage, which the kids have made into a bed, curled up into, and take turns giving each other 'rides'. The things they come up with when TV and computers aren't an option (when I've lost my ever-lovin' mind trying to yell with my nonexistent voice about the whininess of wanting to watch more TV)
  • intermittent naps on the couch while they watch movies from the library. The first day or two, when none of us got off the couch (all 3 of us sick with the flu!). Can't really do that with babies unless they're sleeping, but a 7 & 5 year old? Totally can.
  • Finishing a really good book, laying down.
  • Cheerios, goldfish, popcorn and anything reachable and non-dairy. All the energy, people. It's really okay for them (and myself) to subsist on snacks for 5 days if it's The Best You Can Do.
  • Costco-sized toilet paper packages. I've gone through three rolls in the past four days...FOR MY NOSE (gross, guys).
  • Chapstick (non-medicated) rubbed profusely around my nose after every nose-blow. Seriously guys, no pain! (tip: if you rub a peppermint infused chapstick underneath your nose, you will help drain the stuffiness so you can breathe! Magic.)
  • Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Thank goodness for Gilmore Girls, who have entertained me for over ten cumulative hours this week.

Comments

Victoria Wilson said…
These are amazing suggestions! :) We've been sick over at the Wilson house = NO DICE!
thecrunchysoup said…
Yes Gilmore girls!!! We have been surviving our rotating sickness with pbs kids...

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