2.18.2013

A Tutorial for a Sick Day


Spending a sick day snuggling on the couch. 

This is the second installment of my posts for Children's Mucinex.  Once again, you will have a chance to enter to win $100 at the conclusion of this post.  If you remember, I posted here about here about what we do when we are down and out with a cold.  You guys shared some great ideas of your own!  I think we would all agree that even with the extra snuggle time and lazy afternoons, having a cold just stinks!

The week after I wrote about our experience with Children's Mucinex, this is where I found myself...



Both Lucy and Jack were down for the count.  It was a hard week for sure.  This volatile Tennessee weather is just hard to live with sometimes, especially if you were born with a predisposition to allergies and sinus problems.  But, once again we make the most of it.

For us, that means getting creative when it comes to getting the kiddos to eat!  Have you heard the saying "starve a fever, feed a cold?"  I don't know where it came from or if its true, but it doesn't hold true with my children.  I think all the yucky "gunk" makes their tummies hurt and finding something they will eat is quite tricky.  That just means that its sometimes a whatever-they-will-eat situation at our house.  We often rely on carbonated drinks and yummy sweets.  I know, it's not super healthy but at least they are eating.

Besides keeping their tummies fed, I spend a lot of time trying to fill idle time.  While snuggling on the couch is so much fun, the kiddos grow weary of it after a while.  This is when things get interesting.  This past December, we decided to make dough ornaments on a day when one of the kiddos was under the weather. They had a blast and now I have keepsake ornaments to last a lifetime.  (be sure to shellac yours to keep them looking great.)


A few yummy treats and a fun activity go a long way towards making my children feel better when they have a cold, but the thing we can't live without is our Children's Mucinex.  I can give it to my babies for a runny nose or congestion and it helps thin the mucus that seems to stick in their throats.  I love that it helps control their coughs too.  Sleeping through the night is a challenge for all of us when one baby is sick, and getting a cough under wraps is the key!  If you have these problems, I highly recommend you give it a try!
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OK, it's your turn.  Comment below and answer the question, “ What activity makes your child smile when they are under the weather?”  When you comment you enter yourself  into the drawing for a $100 CVS card.  Good luck and may you be blessed with health and wellness!

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147 comments:

  1. My daughter likes to get out her play tent and have tea parties when she is sick. I LOVE Mucinex. It works great!

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  2. I focus my attention on them for the whole day. We may even go get lunch more than likely drive thru and then get ice cream~whatever they want and I think the one on one time makes them smile and missing school too to be with mom makes them happy:)

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  3. A game of Peek-a-boo with lots of blankets ALWAYS makes my little one smile. :)

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  4. My kids like to snuggle and watch movies. :)

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  5. My kids (and me too!) love lots of snuggle time but they also love to keep busy. Their absolute favorite activity is for me to make dough (just flour and water) and let them "bake" cupcakes, cookies, etc. I lay out a large tablecloth and give them baking sheets, muffin pans, plastic jewels, sequins, wooden spoons, etc and let them play the afternoon away!

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  6. my kids like to cuddle even my 13 year old!

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  7. My kids like to color together or work on word searches or mazes when they
    are not feeling well.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  8. My kids love to read books and watch movies...and lots of cuddling!

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  9. My daughter loves doing puzzles!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. To try to help them eat I let them pick the meal plan, do alot of snuggles and board games/crafts from the bed or couch.

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  11. It's pretty much the only time little V will sit stil and let me hold her and cuddle on the couch so I soak it up as much as possible.

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  12. We like to play with play doh - it's a good calm activity that we don't often do so it's an added bonus to being home sick from school!

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  13. Cuddles, stories on the couch, a movie...and when they perk up a short walk around the neighborhood!

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  14. a daybed on the couch with movies, and extra time with mom.....along with plenty of fluids helps!

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  15. Watching their favorite cartoons


    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Sick days mean being able to nap in mom and dad's bed and watch TV!

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  17. Snuggle and watch movies all day!

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  18. Sick days for teens - well they are happy to stay in bed and watch tv all day :)

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  19. Being able to cuddle in Mom and Dad's bed and watch T.V.

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  20. My kids like to watch movies and eat yummy noodle soup when they are sick.

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  21. Donna from DelawareFebruary 19, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    Being allowed to eat on the special tray while watching tv on the couch.

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  22. My little one loves silly books, jokes, and just about anything that will pop a smile/laugh!

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  23. Coloring together for sure! Get a new box of crayons with nice points and color the day away!! :-)

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  24. We like to snuggle,watch our fav shows & play board games.

    I love mucinex for adults but never thought to give it to my kids! Now I need to try it bc we've been battling bad colds for awhile now.

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  25. Recently, Ivee has learned to read some good number of words, so she enjoys reading to me. Even when she's under the weather, reading a good book makes you feel all snug on the couch with mommy!

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  26. Although my "babies" are 35 and 33, their fav sicktime activity was going to Grandmama's & Grandaddy's for the day. I was a teacher and my parents lived right down the road, so I was blessed for this arrangement. They would cook them ANYTHING to try and get them to eat! BTW, if only we had had Mucinex then . . . but I am glad it is available for my Grandaughter!

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  27. We usually save messy projects, like painting or making tire tracks in flour with hot wheels for sick days. If I am going to scrub the house to degerm it, we might as well have some fun :) jappold at gmail dot com

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  28. My kids just want snuggles and movies when they're sick. I'm happy to oblige.
    cathyolds73@gmail.com

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  29. Depending on the severity, of course, but usually we pull out a new or a much-loved Disney movie. My 7 yr old is a fan of Will Smith (like his mom), so if he's the sick one, we settle in for a Will Smith marathon. :)


    Lisa
    http://lisaschaffer.blogspot.com

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  30. Sick days meant my mom or dad would stay at home with me. Now that I am college I just wish they could come stay with me when I am sick :(

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  31. Sick days are cozy days spent in Mommy and Daddy's bed with tomato soup and grilled cheese and lots of cuddles. iPad games, crafts in bed and stories read aloud always bring a smile. Shrinky dink coloring is always a favorite!

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  32. Lots of snuggles! :)

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  33. We love snuggles, movies, warm drinks & soup, comfy clothes, and puzzles on sick days ;) I've never tried Children's Mucinex (thought it was for older kiddos) but I will get out and stock up now for our three! Thanks so much for the tips!
    Hbryant00@yahoo.com

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  34. Baking sugar cookies always is a hit!

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  35. Usually sitting with them and cuddling on our couch and watching movies together help them feel better.

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  36. watching cartoons all day

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  37. When we spend time reading together, or doing any other craft projects at home, and television, they always feel better.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  38. My son seems to really perk up when playing with Play Doh and Moon Sand! Its odd but it seems to help him feel better.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  39. frozen yogurt - I always get them their favorite flavor at the yogurt store and they love it! (and perfect for those sore throats)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  40. Reading books together

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  41. my daughter loves reading a good pop up book or a book that sings to her!
    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  42. Lots and lots of snuggling, holding and hugging.

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  43. Cartoons and snuggle time

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  44. They love coloring or watching cartoons.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  45. He likes playing Super Nintendo games when he is sick.

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  46. My kids just like to stay in bed and watch their favorite cartoons or play on the ipad.
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

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  47. My kids just like to stay in bed and watch their favorite cartoons
    cindygaarder at gmail dot com

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  48. Camping out on the couch watching TV shows.

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  49. My girls' have two favorite things when they are sick, one is Mommy gets to stay home from work with them and they want to be surrounded by as many stuffed animals and dolls as possible.

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  50. My little girl loves to be held when she feels bad, and my 13 year old loves to sleep.

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  51. snugglling in bed watching movies...and maybe even eating some ice cream!

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  52. when my kids are sick, they take it easy and stay in (my) bed all day. they either watch tv or play on ipad/ipod

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  53. They love watching movies.

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  54. painting or paper crafting
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  55. he's only 3 months but he loves to fly "airplane"!

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  56. They love watching movies and playing on the ipad or reading

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  57. A pajama day, snuggling on the couch with our favorite movies always cures any sickness!

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  58. We juggle with oranges

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  59. When one of my kids is feeling sick they like to spend mellow time watching movies.

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  60. Oh Carter always loves when I read books to him when he is not feeling well! Always his favorite!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  61. playing video game with daddy

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  62. Reading books with me (or listening to me read)! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  63. love the idea of yummy treats...my kiddos like to play with building blocks while they are sick angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. Watching movies makes them feel better.

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  65. My son loves playing with his LEGOs and dinosaurs.

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  66. My kids like to watch a movie with me.

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  67. They like to watch a funny movie

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  68. My daughter loves to watch The Parent Trap in her room over and over again when she feels crummy. She knows the words by heart

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  69. Chicken Noodle Soup!

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  70. My son loves to cuddle with me and his favorite blanket while watching his favorite movies when he is feeling under the weather.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  71. A game of checkers always made my kids smile.

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  72. Arts and crafts projects always make them smile when they're feeling under the weather.

    dancehottie1621(at)aol(dot)com

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  73. My son like looking at our family vacation albumns when he is sick.

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  74. My daughter loves to paint and do puzzles when she's not feeling well.

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  75. I make chicken noodle soup for them and we watch movie on Netflix.
    Thank you
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  76. My kids like watching cartoons.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  77. Getting comfy and snuggling on the couch while watching their favorite tv shows :)

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  78. Watching nonstop Dora makes my son happy when he feels bad.

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  79. When my 2 year old grandson is sick he wants to snuggle with me and watch Dumbo and Sesame Street all day.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  80. My toddler only wants snuggles, watching Caillou & popsicles.

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  81. When my kids are sick I can always make them smile by cuddling with them on the couch and watching Americas funniest child videos!

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  82. playingo n the ipadThanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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  83. watching a funny movie, laughing always makes her feel better

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  84. Snuggling up with them and watching old cartoons.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  85. We usually put in movies since they normally don’t get to
    watch them. Leaving TV and movies for special
    times only makes it so they really enjoy watching it when the opportunity comes
    along.

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  86. watching their favorite movies

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  87. They like to watch tv and movies

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  88. They love watching Mork and Mindy.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  89. The game Uno Attack.

    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  90. They like it when I read a book or two to them!

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  91. We just stay in and read books, play games etc.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  92. painting together makes my kids smile when they are under the weather.


    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  93. My granddaughter likes to lay on the couch with her blankets and pillows and watch a movie.

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  94. They like to have someone read to them as they get treated with hot chocolate and then they like ot play games such as puzzles.

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  95. My daughter likes to cuddle with me on the couch. We read books or watch a movie. The big deal is that she gets to drink ginger ale. It's a real treat.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  96. Baking cookies! But that puts a smile on their faces even when they're not sick! :)

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  97. He loves to watch movies under a layer of blankets.

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  98. A new DVD or a new book helps my daughter feel better every time she is sick. She also like some paper and a new set of colored pencils.

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  99. watching their favorite movies

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  100. Snuggles and sherbet ice cream always does the trick.

    seanm 1999 at hotmail dot com

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  101. When my daughter isn't feeling well she watches The Wizard of Oz.

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  102. The one thing that seems to work is reading a book together under a blanket

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  103. my nephew loves to play ipad games when he is sick

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  104. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/318027369640243200

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  105. if i had a child, i'd put on a little play for her/him

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  106. scrabble

    kenfen95@gmail.com

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  107. my girls loved to make paper dolls

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  108. I like to shop at the dollar store for small things that make kids happy. Surprises make life fun.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  109. We make a bed on the floor with lots of blankets and pillows and watch movies or play games. Just spending the day together resting seems to help everyone feel better
    Thanks!

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  110. My kids love to snuggle and watch their favorite movies.

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  111. STORYTIME IS A WINNER AROUND HERE AMONG OTHER THINGS! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  112. My son loves to read.

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  113. We like to play board games!

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  114. When my child is under the weather a simple cuddle while I read him his favorite book makes him smile.

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  115. A warm bath & Hot Chicken Noodle Soup. kari_944(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. My daughter loves to work on art projects when she is sick. aleksnearing gmail com

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  117. Denise LewandowskiMarch 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    My daughter liked arts and crafts

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  118. We like reading, guessing games, and writing stories. Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  119. coloring books/sticker books & watching TV in bed!

    wendywynsma@gmail.com

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  120. play with paper doll cutouts in a blanket fort on the couch

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  121. play with paper doll cutouts in a blanket fort on the couch

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  122. play with paper doll cutouts in a blanket fort on the couch
    Kathryn C
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  123. For my son, he just wants to cuddle with me on the couch while watching his favorite cartoon!

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  124. They like to play boardgames.

    - cassandra

    cmarquez482@outlook.com

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  125. She likes being read to.


    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  126. My daughter likes to lay in bed and watch movies when she isn't feeling well

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  127. play computor games on my netbook in mybed

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  128. Favorite treats, toys and movies.

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  129. Sometimes when my 7 year old isn't feeling well, I have her write letters to her friends and family that we mail or give out when she feels better. She writes about how she is looking forward to playing with them again or how she wants to to out for ice cream with her grandma when she feels better.

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  130. Pokemon videos and drawing in bed!

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  131. when their sick i always act a little crazy and do unusually thing, like stand on my head, different things, and they always smile

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  132. Cuddling, watching movies and having ice cream :)

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  133. My little cousin likes to make storybooks or watch tv when she's feeling under the weather. It's nice to snuggle up with her, fortunately she always recovers very fast.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  134. I would make a "nest" on the sofa and watch our favorite movies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  135. watching tv

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  136. just laying on the living room couch and watching movies

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  137. watching movies and peanut butter and marshmallows sandwiches.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  138. my kids love to watch videos when they are under the weather! Thanks for a super giveaway!

    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  139. ice cream and disney movies

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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