I'm not talking about going to the doctor or medicine or homeopathic remedies. I mean, how do you pass the time with a sick kid, assuming the kid is not sleeping?
I stick the child in front of the television. I think we're pretty good about limiting screen time around here. But honestly, a sick child has unfettered access.
I was telling my mother the other day that I think this strategy is problematic because sometimes I wonder if a slightly sick kid maintains that he is quite sick just to get some more screen time. But the whining of a sick child! I have little patience for trying to rally his mood! Just turn on the tube.
"Well, that's what I did when you were young," says my mother. "That what my mother did when I was young."
So it occurs to me that maybe I just never learned any better.
What do you do with a sick child?