It always is terrible when one of my kids gets sick.

I am sure we all can relate here.  The daughter has a cold, which thankfully is just a cold.  Somehow we have managed to make it through most of winter without any severe illness, so I really can’t complain.

I don’t know about you, but anytime I get sick I just want to sit on the couch like I used to do when I was a kid.  I like the nostalgia of being home, snuggled under a blanket, and the countless hours of random tv I used to get consume just because I was sick.

The best illness I ever had was when I got the chicken pox.  Sounds terrible to say, but it is such a great childhood memory.  My best friend at the time got them too, and we both were home sick from school for a week together.  We got to hang out, eat Graham crackers with icing all day (my mom’s go to comfort food), and just enjoy being sick together.  Misery loves company definitely applied here!

Well, I am all about traditions, so today my little lady got to come home from school and do just that; cuddle on the couch and watch tv with me all night.  (Yes she went to school, she has a cold without a fever so I still sent her anyways.  I know this is a hot button with parents, but if she was feeling good enough to play and fight with her brother all morning, then I feel like she can manage Kindergarten.)

I am pretty sure I was more excited than she was about our tv binge watching.

Why?!  Well of course for the obvious reason of sitting and watching tv, but also because of my movie selection.  “Free Willy!”  Now there’s a throwback!  She loves “Dolphin Tale” so I figured it’s like the same thing but with an Orca whale, right?!  Turns out there’s a little more to it, but we still enjoyed it immensely.  All about the nostalgia so it was a win/win.

Here’s hoping she wakes up without a runny nose and with the appreciation for the cuddle time we got this evening.

I know a few of you reading this have sick little ones at home and I’m hoping for speedy recoveries for all.

It’s hard having a sick child, and it’s just as hard being a parent and not being able to wave a magic wand to make all the illness go away.