There are some things that you just can’t change. Things will fall down, seasons will change, super hero movies will keep being released. The world operates in a series of natural laws, and everything in life has its own set of laws. Like kids. Worse, like sick kids. There are some things that, once your little one gets sick, you can be sure are going to happen, no matter what you do or when you do it.
Your whole household is basically a ticking time bomb of disease and germs. Every member of your family will get sick at some point, and you’ll probably get hit the worst, but you’ll still have to take care of everyone else.
This is also a fact. Just when you think that you’ve somehow, miraculously managed you avoid all of it, you’ll get smacked down with the sickness.
You have a work meeting tomorrow. It’s parent-teacher night. Your little one has the lead in the Christmas play. Your parents are in town. AND you’re hosting a dinner party. Now is a great time to get sick, right?
The question is: Send her to school or keep her home? Either way, you lose. If it’s school, she’ll puke there. And if it’s home, you can be guaranteed that your beautiful child will recover from the horrible sickness by 10am!
Getting medicine is hard enough. But getting medicine into your kid’s mouth and body is nearly impossible. Many children hate taking medicine. There will be screaming. There will be tears, hysteric tears. There will be hair pulling and all sorts of running around. And then there will be whatever it is your kid is doing to avoid taking medicine.
It will take forever. Both you and your child will be miserable the whole time that you’re waiting. And the doctor will do very little to actually help you. Most of the time you’ll be told to give your child Calpol and rest. You could figure that out on your own. Don’t waste your time. (seriously though ignore this one. If you need to go to the doc, then go to the doc, leave nothing to chance!)
No matter how many times people tell you not to. Because you’re a parent and you’ll worry way too much and you’ll think that professionals are exactly what your kid needs. But, hey, that’s what parents are for, right? And then, when it happens all over again, you can be sure that all these same laws will still apply.