Sick Days {Part two}


Can I confess something?

I almost like when my boys are sick...just a little sick though...not the coming out of both ends sick.  I prefer the "just sick enough to slow them down, but not so sick we need to worry" kind of sick.  You know, the kind of sick that doesn't need a doctor other than myself. The kind of sick that Children's Mucinex is perfect for.  

Maybe it's because I have two boys.  Who are active from the moment their little eyelids peel open in the morning to the moment those same lids force themselves closed at the end of the day.  They never ever stop moving, or jumping, or hopping, or scaling the walls, or pretending to be hero-ing.  They have 100% energy all day long, no matter the weather or the fact that it's Saturday morning and their parents want to sleep in.  

When they are sick, however, it's then that they magically have time to stop and cuddle a bit with their mom.  It's my favorite.  {Not too} sick days make way for couch time, movies, puzzles and building blocks.  Less time for running and being crazy people.  No matter how old they are, they revert back to just little boys who need some time and their mom to make them feel better.  No matter how tough or grown they are on healthy days, they always revert back to sweet little babies who need me.  It's nice to be needed. 

I also enjoy the forced slowness of a sick day.  Life can get so busy and crazy that sometimes you need a real reason to just slow down.  A nice cuddle on the couch with my sick boys, a little coffee and some down time goes a long way to making us all feel better.  Sick days always seem to come at the right time, too, do you ever notice that?  They seem to show up here when life gets too out of control and we need something to force us into sloooooooow.  I'm also thankful for the flexibilty of my schedule that allows me these "take it easy" kind of days.  I'm sure I may feel different if I wasn't my own boss.  

Do you feel like this?  What's your favorite part of a sick day?  Is it the same way with little girls? I'd love to hear from you!
The next time your little one comes down with the inevitable cold, give Children’s Mucinex a try!

Check out my other sick day post HERE.

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115 comments:

Janna said...

I secretly love it too! Love when they will snuggle and cuddle and just be quiet. Mmmm! It always makes them smile to read books and maybe even have a popsicle.

kellyr78 said...

My kids like to color together or work on word searches or mazes when they are not feeling well.
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Mami2jcn said...

My daughter loves doing puzzles!

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Elena said...

Watching his favorite cartoons

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thebarefootmom said...

I recently had my first "sick day" with my 4 year old boy. We snuggled on the couch, read and did puzzles. I loved being able to spend that one on one time with him, even if he is under the weather. My daughter, on the other hand, NEVER gets sick :)

thebarefootmom said...

I recently had my first "sick day" with my 4 year old boy. We snuggled on the couch, read and did puzzles. I loved being able to spend that one on one time with him, even if he is under the weather. My daughter, on the other hand, NEVER gets sick :)

The Millers said...

Our favorite activity is using puppets. :) I make funny noises and perform "surgery" on my daughter using a certain hedgehog puppet to make her smile. It hasn't failed us yet! {awesome giveaway-thank you!!}

chambanachik said...

Lots of snuggles! :)

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peg42 said...
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Tiffany Winner said...

watching cartoons all day
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Lisa Brown said...

When we spend time reading together, or doing any other craft projects at home, and television, they always feel better.
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mummytotwoboys said...

My son seems to really perk up when playing with Play Doh and Moon Sand! Its odd but it seems to help him feel better.

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Stephanie said...

frozen yogurt - I always get them their favorite flavor at the yogurt store and they love it! (and perfect for those sore throats)
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VP22 said...

Sick or not, my now grown baby never seems to lose his appetite so I bake his favorite sugar cookies and that seems to brighten his day

rachel said...

Enjoying a movie together with some frozen yogurt :)

KPort207 said...

Reading books together

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April@ Natural Nester said...

Our go-to sick day activity is reading books...we may end up reading dozens by the end of the day. Makes my girls smile when they feel a little under the weather and makes me happy to slow down for a bit and get some sweet snuggles!

One Frugal Girl said...

Lots and lots of snuggling, holding and hugging.

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wigget said...

puzzles

Rebecca Graham said...

Enjoying having their favorite book read to them by their grandmama.

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cw said...

Cartoons and snuggle time makes her smile

JC said...

They love coloring or watching cartoons.
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Mosey Photography said...

He likes playing Super Nintendo games when he is sick.

Kim D. said...

My kids just like to stay in bed and watch their favorite cartoons or play on the ipad.
mom22girlz at ymail dot com

sarah said...

my kids like to relax in my bed when they are sick, and watch tv or movies
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tara pittman said...

They love watching movies.

jakiesmom said...

painting or paper crafting
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StephanieC said...

he's only 3 months but he loves to fly "airplane"! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

MB Isaac said...

reading or watching movies. They usually don't feel like doing much else.

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rosannepm said...

Putting ginger ale in a sealable cup with a crazy straw

Tammigirl said...

When my kids are under the weather it's always been watching their favorite movies and taking it easy. Also, lots of mellow time for cuddles.

LaDonna Gay said...

my children love watching home movies when they are sick

LauraJJ said...

Oh Carter always loves when I read books to him when he is not feeling well! Always his favorite!
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Tina said...

playing video game with daddy
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Kelly Massman said...

Reading books with me (or listening to me read)! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
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betty baez said...

My boys enjoy playing leapster games while they are sick angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mysharona said...

Watching movies makes them feel better.

HilLesha said...

My son loves playing with his LEGOs.

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peg42 said...

I kind of enjoy the one on one and spending some special time with my child, when one of them are sick.
Thanks so much.
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PAIGE said...

My daughter loves to watch The Parent Trap in her room over and over again when she feels crummy. She knows the words by heart.
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Julie Greenwood said...

My daughter likes me to bring her dollhouse to couch level so she can rest and play at the same time.

Stephanie said...

playing with his ipod
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sohamolina said...

Reading a book keeps her happy.

rmo210 said...

My daughter likes to watch a funny movie when she is sick.

Gina Wildorchid said...

My son loves to cuddle with me and his favorite blanket while watching his favorite movies when he is feeling under the weather.

Thanks for the chance to win!

wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

clc408 said...

My boys enjoyed playing with their Legos when they were sick.

sweepmom said...

My son likes playing video games when he is sick.

steve weber said...

we color!

Stephanie Larison said...

My daughter loves to paint and do puzzles when she's not feeling well.

MCantu1019 said...

My kids like to watch cartoons.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Anastasia said...

Getting comfy and snuggling on the couch while watching their favorite tv shows :)

Vesta Mason said...

When my 2 year old grandson is sick he wants to snuggle with me and watch Dumbo and Sesame Street all day.
Thanks for this giveaway!

Gina said...

My toddler only wants snuggles, watching Caillou & popsicles.

Hula Hooping Mom said...

When my kids are sick I can always make them smile by cuddling with them on the couch and watching Americas funniest child videos!

Barbara Montag said...

Sometimes we'll work on a puzzle or I'll read to them - they love it!
Thank you.

barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

Janna Johnson said...

playing on the ipad
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Nadine Larsen - ToBeFitByFifty said...

Watching a funny movie, laughing always makes her feel better

Nancy Hall said...

We usually put in movies since they normally don’t get to watch them. Leaving TV and movies for special times only makes it so they really enjoy watching it when the opportunity comes along.

ky2here said...

Sometimes it's fun to let them be silly. Sometimes I'll make up a language and pretend like I'm speaking English and they'll have to figure out what I'm doing. I'll keep bringing them water or something because I don't understand them.

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hallie pee said...

I like to attack my daughter with kisses and tickle her to cheer her up!

smilekisses said...

The game Uno Attack.
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bdiane34 said...

We just stay in and read books, play games etc.
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Amy said...

painting together makes my kids smile whenever they are under the weather. They love colors.

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marcia goss said...

My granddaughter just likes to lay on the couch with her blankets and pillow and watch a movie.
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suburban prep said...

They like to have someone read books to them as they are able to drink hot chocolate and also they like to play with puzzles.

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Chip said...

We do lots of cuddling. My daughter loves being home sick because she gets me all to herself and I spoil her with love and cuddles.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angie Peterson said...

Skyping with family.

Trish Rhodes said...

When I don't feel well, the boys cuddle with me and rub my head. They try to mimick what I do to them when they are sick. Its so sweet.

Diane52 said...

They love to snuggle up with a pile of Dr. Seuss books
Diane Baum
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Lynn said...

We love to snuggle up with a good book or play card games like Uno.

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Harmony Burmeister said...

Watching movies and playing with dads tablet. Keeps them happy and resting


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angie lilly said...

My mom would let me help her make homemade chocolate pudding and eat it when it was still slightly warm. Was so good and just special time with her that only happened when I was sick.
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Kim Greenough said...

When my little niece gets sick, I'm going to read her fairytale books while she drinks 'mug soup' from a straw and eats grilled cheese, just like I did when I was a kid :)

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Jeri Niksich said...

We've been using Mucinex since it 1st came out, love the way it works so quickly!

samdaleo said...

Some home made chocolate pudding, lots of water, a new or favorite DVD and a blanket is all my girl needs to feel better when she is sick.

Thanks!
Samantha
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Sean and Melinda said...

Snuggles and sherbet ice cream always does the trick.

seanm 1999 at hotmail dot com

sparkedcat said...

The one activity sure to please is when we read a book together

Erica Best said...

watching cartoons

Erica Best said...

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limepink said...

coloring books and disney movies

Kenny Fensom said...

scrabble

slehan said...

I like to shop at the dollar store for small things that make kids happy. Surprises make life fun.
Thanks for the contest.

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kathy pease said...

my kids always loved paint by numbers cardboard paintings

Candice said...

We make a bed on the floor with lots of blankets and pillows and watch movies or play games. Just spending the day together resting seems to help everyone feel better
Thanks!
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Kim (Randominities) said...

I enjoy nothing from a sick day. Usually if one of us is sick it's a trip to the doctor. I find sick days hectic and yucky.

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Angel Jacklyn said...

PUZZLES, PLAYING HOUSE, HIDE AND GO SEEK... SOMETIMES I WONDER JUST HOW SICK THEY ARE.... LOL

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Charity/CC said...

My son loves popcorn crafts.

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brendaelsner said...

My kids love to just snuggle and watch movies when they are sick.

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Princess Golden Hair said...

When my child is under the weather a simple cuddle while I read him his favorite book makes him smile.

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BusyWorkingMama said...

When my daughter's sick, she loves to snuggle up on the couch with me for a nap. I love the extra cuddle time!
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Kari Flores said...

A warm bath & Hot Chicken Noodle Soup. kari_944(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wendy Rozema said...

coloring books/sticker books & watching TV in bed!
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Kathryn C said...

play with paper doll cutouts in a blanket fort on the couch
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ellie said...

My 8 year old likes doing activity books, especially hidden pictures and mazes.

pauline15 said...

For my son, he just wants to cuddle with me on the couch while watching his favorite cartoon!
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cassandra said...

We like to do arts and crafts.
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daveshir2005 said...

She likes to watch a movie

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susan1215 said...

My daughter loves to do puzzles and activity books

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Gianna said...

I worry too much, so no favorite.

Suzie Williams said...

My 5 year old enjoys laying in bed with Look and Find books. They keep him resting and entertained.

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maryjaco1 said...

watching tv in my bed

/\Heather/\ said...

If really sick, sleeping is a good activity. If just sorta sick, drawing or watching pokemon.

sy said...

My little cousin likes to make storybook or watch tv when she's feeling sick, next time we can try making crafts, not that we only craft when she's sick or I want her to be sick, but it's the only time she can sit down lol
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Katharina said...

Writing and illustrating handmade books makes my daughter smile when she's under the weather. :-)
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dlhaley said...

I would make a "nest" on the sofa and watch our favorite movies. Thanks for the giveaway.

ms-texas said...

laying on the couch watching movies

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/318511482340003840

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IcyPinkLemonade said...

Crafts!

Tabathia said...

watching tv

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bettycd said...

my kids loved to have books read to them and play board games when they were sick
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MANDY83 said...

watching movies and peanut butter and marshmallows sandwiches.

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Anash said...

my kids love to watch videos when they are under the weather! Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Thomas Murphy said...

ice cream and disney movies

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Crystal said...

My little ones love to cuddle and watch tv when they are sick too.

Tara said...

Depends on how sick he is. Sometimes we craft or bake and other times my 8 year old baby just wants a book or movie time with momma.

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