Sickness is inevitable. Especially when you live with less-than-germ-conscientious little people. Like some of the baby dills I know (and love!) Of course we always do our best to prevent getting sick and keeping our bodies full of goodness and health.My girls all make their own school lunches. They know they pack something with protein, a fruit and/or vegetable, and then they get to include a "snackfood" like crackers or chips and a little treat. I like to peek in their lunches every once in a while to make sure they're eating well. More importantly than making sure they don't take a lunch of all chips/cookies/crackers, I hope they are learning to see a correlation between having energy and feeling well to feeding their bodies with the nutrients they need.
Sometimes they'll even police each other So, that means at least they know what they should be eating. Along with eating well, I've mentioned before that they have a post-school routine of taking off shoes/hanging up backpacks/washing hands. They sometimes want to take the short-cut of using hand-sanitizer, but I tell them that when there is water and soap, that is the best way to clean those little hands! Especially at school. If there are claims that they've already washed their hands and there are suspicions that that isn't true, we ask to smell their hands. If they hide them behind their back we know there's washing that needs to be done.So, we're teaching. And hopefully they're learning. And I think they are. But, even those who sneeze in their sleeves, sanitize shopping carts, and put antibiotic ointment in their nostrils upon boarding a plane still get sick! When my kids do get sick I do my best to keep it from spreading. I don't work outside the home, so I have the luxury of keeping them home without worrying about finding someone to watch them. During the day I try not to give them any medicine unless they are extremely uncomfortable, just so they'll listen to their bodies and get some rest.
But, at night, I want them to get some good sleep, and when you don't feel well, or you have symptoms that are bothersome, that doesn't happen. I don't know how many times my kids have gotten out of bed, complaining of a stuffy nose, and that no matter how much they blow them, it still bothers them.
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Clover simply drew some of her favorite things. And I'm not going to take it personally that she didn't draw a picture of me, but she did draw Azure (pictured above).
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