Don’t you just hate it when you have poorly children? Our girls have been suffering from colds that seem to have lasted for weeks rather than days just lately.
Thankfully they haven’t been bad enough to keep them from school but it’s still awful to see them suffering from runny noses and horrible headaches.
Vick’s Vapo Rub
When a cold does knock them off their feet, I get them to do the same things my mum got me to do when I was younger and got sick.
The first thing she’d get me to do is get the duvet and pillow from my bed and snuggle down on the sofa. The Vicks Vapo rub would be brought out and she’d rub it on my chest and for the rest of the day, there would be ‘that smell’. I love that smell. It transports me right back to those times and even though I was sick and feeling terrible, I felt totally loved and cared for by my mum and dad.
One of the best things about being ill back then was the treat that was Lucozade! We were never allowed it unless we were ill! Mum would buy a bottle just for me. My brothers and sister always wanted some but weren’t allowed, which made me feel even more special! (Wasn’t so good when they were sick and I wasn’t allowed any of theirs, though!)
Another thing I remember is being able to watch daytime TV. I loved all the soaps! Falcon Crest and Sons and Daughters were two of my favourites. I still remember the song to Sons and Daughters….’Sons and Daughters, love and laughter. Tears and sadness and happiness’!
There was another soap set in Scotland called Take The Highroad. It wasn’t as good but I still watched it!
Vick’s First Defence
I’ve been waiting for them to pass the virus onto me because that’s usually how it goes as soon as anyone gets a cold in this house!
Somehow I seem to have been immune, though. When I do get a cold, I usually really suffer. It starts in the usual way, pain at the back of my nose leading to a runny nose. Blocked ears, headache, sore throat. Then it goes to my chest which in turns gives me a horrible cough and I end up losing my voice.
It’s been over a year since I last had a cold and *touch wood* I won’t be getting one anytime soon. However, if I do, I now have a bottle of Vick’s First Defence in the medicine box. Vick’s kindly sent me a care package for the family that contained a bottle of Vick’s First Defence, some cute finger puppets that Ella loves and a bedtime book that we’re going to read tonight 🙂
Aiden (16) started with a cold yesterday so I got him to use Vick’s First Defence. It’s not completely gone yet but he wasn’t feeling as bad as expected today. He’s gone to college which is great. He’s at 99.9% attendance so I’m happy the First Defence has helped him keep his attendance record.
Laughter is the best medicine
We’ve all heard the saying, laughter is the best medicine and I believe it’s true. Vicks have created some videos to help you cheer your little one up when they ill.
All kids love magic tricks so here are a couple anyone can easily do 🙂
You can find more #VicksTricks magic tricks on YouTube and for more help from the experts when your child is ill, see the infographics below 🙂
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