It has been awhile since I did a “How We Do It Wednesday” post. I had one scheduled for last week but the whole fiasco with the dogs obviously knocked that one out. I have some recommendations to add to make sure you don’t have a bad experience like we did. As I mentioned, B was sick all last week for an entire week. Now this is not the first time she has been sick (nor the first time she vomited–she saved that special one for when E was on a business trip 😉 But I feel like after a week of being quarantined I have a better handle on not losing your sanity.
threshold herringbone throw/ hannah andersson pajamas
The first rule is to let your other rules go out the window. Sick kids get special privileges (at least in our house.) We usually try to limit the TV as much as possible but this week we were on a movie marathon of Frozen. I swear I could sing every word in my sleep, and even my mother-in-law has dreams about it! We also tried Tangled but it wasn’t nearly as good as Frozen. When looking for some more movies on Amazon, I noticed how crazy high some of the classics that I grew up with were. I mean $70 for the Lion King?! So we are going to wait until it is re-released from the Vault again. In case you don’t know in order to keep their supply and demand prices nice and high, Disney “vaults” many of the classics and then re-releases them for a short period of time labeling them “Diamond Edition.” So as much as I hate buying into the system, I think we are going to buy some more “Diamond Editions” right now so when they vault them and we want them in three years we don’t have to pay and arm and a leg. Any other ideas? We don’t have a VHS but have entertained the thought of transferring several of our old movies.
Rule number 2 that went out the window was eating on the couch, and rule 3 was getting a pacifier whenever/ wherever she wanted. My goal was to keep her as comfortable as possible.
Since she would throw up about one time a day, we tried to keep her hydrated as much as possible and on a bland food diet. She didn’t want any crackers or toast (is she my child?) so we gave her a ton of applesauce. I also made my own Pedialyte following directions from 100 Days of Real Food. It was super easy and free, and I felt better knowing exactly what was in there. I put it in a mason jar and kept it in the fridge so I could refill her “special water” sippy cup multiple times. We also picked up several jars of applesauce from Trader Joe’s (organic and unsweetened) but I couldn’t find a picture.