being a mom
6 Reasons Being Stuck At Home With Sick Kids Is The Best
Itâ€™s fall. The leaves are turning crimson. Your kids have already started costuming themselves for Halloween. And their little noses are leaking an autumn rainbow of snot everywhere.
Itâ€™s cold and flu season, and there just might be an upside. Of course, Iâ€™m not talking about wishing my kids were sick, sick. Iâ€™ve endured hospital stays with each of my children, and I donâ€™t wish the fluorescent lights of pediatric units on anyone. What Iâ€™m talking about here is a nice smooth fever. The kind that makes the little ones clammy and docile.
Last week, when my son woke up with a piping hot forehead, at first I was bummed. Nobody likes to see their offspring feeling poorly. And frankly, I had stuff to do while he was supposed to be at kindergarten.Â But by the end of the day, I noticed that a rare calm had settled around me. Maybe being homebound with a sweaty kid wasnâ€™t the worst thing in the world.
Here are six perks to being stuck home with a sick kid:
Yes, their little faces might have the not-so-faint odor of vomit, but theyâ€™re just so damned cuddly when theyâ€™re sick. My five-year-old still tolerates my affection from time to time, but heâ€™s more likely to show his love by charging at me like a rabid rhinoceros. But when heâ€™s down with the fever? He stares up at me with those big glassy eyes and lets me burrow into his neck like a dirty little hamster.