Post # 1
What are things that your parents did when you were a kid that made you feel better or were comforting when you were sick as a kid?
What are some of the things you do now as adults that comfort you/make you feel better?
My mom used to let me get cozy on the couch and read or watch tv all day when I was super sick as a kid, made me feel special even if I was feeling like crap. And of course, home made chicken soup!
Now that I am an adult I like to just sleep it off as much as possible.
I ask because right now my 4yr old is passed out with his head on my lap — he is miserable, and I feel so bad for him 🙁
Post # 3
My mom used to let me lie on the couch and she would tuck me and put on a movie for me. For some reason sleeping on the couch made me feel so much better. Now that I’m an adult I tuck myself in on the couch and fall asleep watching a movie! Lol
I hope your son feels better soon! I hate when kids are sick, I feel so helpless!
Post # 4
i would usually sleep in my parents’ bed during the day and watch tv. my grandmother always made toast with butter and sugar — it sounds gross, but it was delicious “sick food!” plus lots of jello.
Post # 5
My mom always made her homemade chicken soup and would then butter saltine crackers for me. I would eat those with the soup. HEAVEN!!! She would always wash my sheets for me and put cleans ones on. Mug of tea, and I was able to go to the sofa or their bed to watch tv.
Now as an adult…lol…this is pathetic, but I was really, REALLY sick a few months ago. My mom lives 45 minutes away and god bless her, I called and the next day she was over with a pot of the chicken soup. THE BEST MOM! But I still wash and change my sheets when I’m sick or if my husband is sick and I park myself on the sofa. And I still eat the buttered crackers.
Post # 6
My mom would drawn us a warm oatmeal bath & let us soak, especially if we had been achy from a fever or stuffy with a cold. We also got the Vicks Vaporub on our necks & chest if we were really congested. Something about a backrub & that smell of Vicks is still comforting to me! Of course, lots of soup & hot tea & milk toast — milk toast is what my grandma used to make for my mom when she was little and my mom made it for my sister & I when we were sick. It’s buttered toast cut into peices with warm milk poured over the top. It’s really comforting in on upset belly.
Post # 7
Wow, it sounds like your mom is FANTASTIC!
Post # 8
When i was a kid, mom would bring us mandarin orange cups, jello, and ramen. She’d bring me blankies and let me watch tv all day in between dozing off. I wasn’t sick often. She’d rub my head for me–it’s just comforting. It’s like a scalp massage! Mom used to make korean seaweed soup when i was a kid–mmm it’s so yummy.
Now, I bitch and moan and make my husband bring me things like tea and soup. I just curl up and whimper….i also make him bring me my cats and i force them to cuddle with him. I don’t know when i became such a whiny pathetic pain in the ass, but it happened. DH has a cold and I’ve been shoving medicines and homemade chicken soup and stew down him. If i have the body aches, he rubs my legs for me…it always helps.
I have to say, some of these sick foods sound pretty gross, though, haha
Post # 9
My dad insisted that we weren’t sick unless we were throwing up or had a fever – since my body temp is naturally low, that was annoying to me as a kid, but as an adult this is still the mantra I use (thouh migraines are the exception).
Sick time as a kid meant curling up in my parent’s bed with campbell’s chicken soup, tea and saltines or cheez-its, and sleeping or watching tv.
Post # 10
@missmouse29: My mom would give me saltines and gingerale, no matter what kind of sick I was. Even at this age, right when Im feeling sick I ask DH to pick up those things and it makes me feel a little better! Homemade chicken soup is great but the Progresso stuff from the can is just as good IMO!
And then watching TV or movies is nice too!
Post # 11
I am home sick today and dreaming that I was 6 again! My mom would let me lay on the couch with my favorite quilt, bring me gatorade or sprite, and yummy Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. My dad would always bring home a puzzle for me (I love puzzles). 🙂 sweet dad!
Now that I am an adult, I still curl up on the couch, but I have my heated blanket, Ramen noodles (bride on a budget, hah!), drink hot tea, and have my awesome fiance run to the store for medicine for me. Now my dad texts me silly jokes instead of buying me puzzles! 🙂
Post # 12
Bump! I’m so sick today, and my SO is out of town, so I called my mom and she came to pick me up. Now she’s letting me lay in her bed and watch movies! Apparently I’m a huge baby when my SO isn’t around to take care of me when I’m sick.
Post # 13
My parents were very “suck it up” types when it came to sickness, though I do have memories of a fun blanket fort when I had pneumonia. But, generally I would just sleep off illnesses pretty quickly.
Now…my FI spoils me rotten. There’s a little Vietmanese restaurant down the street with the best chicken noodle soup, so he usually gets me that if I’ve got a cold or allergy problems. If it’s tummy troubles, he gets me lots of strong ginger ale. 🙂