Yesterday morning I woke up, sucked back a cup of tea and got ready for a busy day. At 7:30am Hailey was whining which is unusual so I went to check it out and as soon as I opened her door all the plans for the day changed.
The smell almost overpowered me and I instantly kicked into mom mode. I pulled her out of bed, stripped her down and took her right to the shower. Can I pause a moment and thank God for mom mode? I’d never be able to deal with some of these parenthood situations if it didn’t exist. I scrubbed her from head to toe and plopped her on the couch while I stripped the bed and started disinfecting the house.
My wonderful instagram friends pitched in with helpful advice and I took it. A low key day, bland food and HYDRATION. Oh, and more TV than I should admit to.
Being unable to find any bread in the house, I figured a waffle would do. Hailey downed two of them and asked for more. Though I saw appetite as a good sign, nerves still got the best of me and I denied her.
I knew hydration was important and she was extra thirsty, so I alternated water and Performance.
Performance is basically a natural Gatorade (no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors and colored with seeds from the achiote tree). All Hailey cares about is it tastes like orange.
We did get some fresh air in the form of a double stroller walk, but otherwise it was many-a-book, some ballet and Mickey Mouse that got us to noon.
I had bone broth in the crockpot made from Monday night’s crockpot chicken leftovers, so I added some pasta and carrots and called it lunch. She ate about half the pasta, a couple carrots and a spoon of broth. C’est la vie.
I was worried the day hadn’t worn her out enough for a nap, but luckily being sick did because 3 hours of this happened:
By the afternoon, she really seemed normal, but I proceeded with caution just in case and kept it bland for dinner.
A baked potato with butter and salt. And can I pause and give a big virtual hug to my friend Jodi who dropped off two Russets in my mailbox? Thank you again!
I’m not one to welcome sick days (who is?), buuuuuuut I did get a ridiculous amount of stuff taken care of around the house. And staying in jammies almost all day was a cliché and welcome change of pace. Plus Kaitlyn? I think she appreciated a day at home to practice her skillz. She mastered rolling and now I can’t keep her on the activity mat.
Time to pull out the exersaucer. Already? HOW?
Anyway, that’s the latest from the Dixon house.
How do you handle sick days?
I remember growing up mom would hook me up with a really nice couch set up (blankets, extra pillows, etc), beverage options from sprite to slushies and depending on the type of sick, hot and sour soup. No wonder I still beg for my mom when I’m under the weather. What a sweet deal that was!