It is winter and do you know what that means to all moms with young kids? It means that your kids will be sick, a lot, especially if they attend school or go to child care regularly, they are bound to come home with some type of illness at least twice during the three months of winter.
If you are a mom with young kids you know how dreadful it can be when a sickness hits and then the count down begins to when your next child will get it or when you will get it and one of the worst parts of having sick kids or being sick yourself is that you are stuck in your house until the sickness runs it’s course. So as a mom of two toddlers, who seem to be sick every other week, I knew I needed to help my mom friend out as soon as I found out her kids were sick, so I took my kiddos out and we made a trip to the grocery store and put together a “Get Better Soon” care package for some good stuff for her kids to help them get better sooner and some extra special goodies for mom to help her stay sane during their incubation period.
First of all you need to get some get well items for the sick child.
The items I brought for my friends sick daughter was some:
- Ginger ale
- Organic crackers
- Warm chicken noodle soup or organic chicken broth
- A coloring book
- A get well card (from the store or homemade)
- A warm pair of socks to keep their little toes warm
- A stuffed animal
- A bottle of bubbles
There are so many things you can bring to not just make them feel less sick but to also help them feel happy during a time when it is hard to be happy.
Now it is time to pick out some special treats to put in your care package for momma.
The treats I brought my mom friend were:
- A small tub of ice cream
- 1000 mg of Vitamin C dissolve-able packets to boost her immune system
- Moisturizing chocolate mask to nourish her skin with rich and creamy delights
- Fruit and vitamin Infuser water bottle
Some other ideas for treats for your mom friend:
- A magazine
- Some bubble bath that she can use after the kids go to bed
- A bag of chocolates
- A hug!
Really depending on your friend and their child the list could be endless and catered just for that friend which makes this care package even more meaningful to them. You can also wrap it up in a cute basket, with cellophane and wrap a cute bow around it all and maybe even ding dong ditch it on their door to add a little hint of mystery to your gift of love.
What things would you put in your care package to your friend with a sick child? How would you present it to them? Would you do it anonymously or would you give it to them in person?