It’s that time of year where germs are EVERYWHERE! I’m the hand sanitizing queen, but no matter what I do the kids WILL get sick. It can be hard to tell if they’re really sick or just feeling bad unless they have a fever or throwing up. Lately my kids have been saying they’re sick, but I know they are feeling ok. I have some rules when they stay home that helps determine their sickness level.
Rule #1– No video games- If my kids stay home they won’t be lounging on the couch and playing the xbox all day. Even if they have a fever, they still aren’t allowed to play video games.
Rule #2- No TV- If my kids have fevers and I know they are really sick, I do let them watch TV because I know they aren’t feeling well. If there is no fever, I make a no TV rule.
Rule #3– No playing outside- This is the one that gets my kids the most. They always tell me they may be feeling better in the afternoon. I just let them know if they’re feeling bad they need to stay rested and can’t be around other kids for 24 hours.
Rule #4– No after school activities. This means no sports practice or music lesson. If they aren’t well enough for school, they can’t go to football practice!
My older son was “sick” a couple of weeks ago. A little before lunch, he said he was feeling better and wanted to go to school. I guess he was a little bored and decided that school would be better that sitting in his bedroom any longer.
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