And the battle with the flu begins…

The past two weeks have been extremely challenging.

Last week, I flew to Singapore to meet a new client for a series of photo shoots and write ups for their business. I came home feeling sick and tired because of our long work days (and nights). But, as much as I wanted to rest, I couldn’t because I came home to a pile of work and, a few days later, a sick toddler. 🙁

And so the battle with the flu began.

sick toddler
The Little Man looking after his big sister.

“Mommy, ouchie…” she said with her hand on her forehead.

Poor Princess. She’s been feverish for two days now. It seems like the culprit is the flu virus since she has a runny nose, complains about headaches and constantly asks for a massage. But since dengue and chicken pox (get well soon, LB!) seems to be “in season,” we will still bring The Princess to her pedia for a check up — just to be sure.

While we wait for Daddy A to come home and drive us to the clinic, here are my weapons against the flu:

vitamin c and paracetamol
Mommy’s weapons: Chewable Vitamin C tabs from CHAMPS, Paracetamol from The Princess’ pedia and a Thermometer from Safety 1st

Thank goodness CHAMPS has fun heart-shaped chewable Vitamin C tablets. It’s not hard, at all, to get The Princess to take her vitamins. And I highly encourage parents to get an ear thermometer that displays temperature in a matter of seconds. We got ours from Safety 1st and it has been a huge help ever since.

The only challenges I face are: (1) trying to get her to eat and drink; and (2) getting her to take Paracetamol.

You know how the colds can make food taste awful? I guess that’s why she refuses to eat and drink. As for Paracetamol, well, it really doesn’t taste that nice.

Elbow Macaroni in Sweet Spaghetti sauce
The Princess’ special request: Elbow Macaroni swimming in Sweet Spaghetti sauce with carrots and mushrooms (no meat)

Hopefully this is just the flu and nothing serious. And, I am praying that The Little Man (or anyone in the family) won’t catch it.

What do you do to make your little ones feel better when they’re sick? What food do you serve and how do you get them to eat? How do you get them to take medicines? I obviously need a lot of help!

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

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