Yesterday was a great day! The weather was absolutely beautiful. My husband had the day off. The boys happily played legos, built forts out of every chair and blanket in the house, built a cardboard dog house for their stuffed animals and played “Giant” with their daddy. After naps, we took advantage of the sunshine and went outside to play T-ball and ride bikes. For some reason, we decided that wasn’t enough and took the boys to jump on the inflatables at Fun & Party Zone, which had obviously been full of kids home from school all day and smelled like sweaty gym socks. We adjusted to the smell and had a great time playing dodge ball, sliding and jumping. While the day was fun, I was looking forward to dropping the kids off at school, taking a Barre Sculpting class at Seren Motus and getting lots of work done. Instead, I’m playing Dr. Mom.
Both boys woke up with stuff, snotty noses. Little Man is coughing and Big Man has a sore throat. So were home from school and I’m trying to do the impossible – take care of them and get some work done. I don’t have any tips on how to successfully accomplish that (I’ll take yours if you have them), but I do have a few ideas for shortening the duration of their colds. Here’s how I’m taking care of my boys today. (In case you aren’t sure, I’m not a doctor and I’m in no way suggesting you follow my ideas as medical advice. This is just what works for us.)
1. Giving the boys a teaspoon of Silver Shield 3 times a day.
2. Giving them their regular dose of vitamins – a multivitamin, calcium with D3 and an Omega 3 w/ DHA.
3. Making fruit smoothies for breakfast with a variety of frozen fruits, a cube of pureed frozen spinach with mango and pear from Happy Baby, a scoop of antioxidant greens, Kefir with robotics, cinnamon, banana and water.
4. Lots of fruits, veggies and water throughout the day.
5. Spaghetti with homemade sauce was on the menu for dinner tonight, which is perfect because I can hide lots of pureed frozen veggies in the sauce. I’m using the same Happy Baby frozen cubes I used in the smoothies to save time.
6. Rest – including a Netflix on demand movie they haven’t seen (any suggestions?)
Since Jake has a tendency toward sinus infections I’m also cleaning his nose with a saline solution several times a day to flush all the yuck out. Hopefully, we’ll knock their colds out in a few days and they’ll be ready to go back to school by Thursday.
What tricks do you use when playing Dr. Mom?