When Saxon was sick with Pneumonia we made up a tray of interesting things for him to do as he recovered.
For years I have loved Mrs Sharps Traditions. It was one of my first books on bringing traditions and the value of those times into our family life.
One of the interesting things I have enjoyed being but into practice about his sick time was that finally we could do some of the ideas suggested from this book.
In our society today we tend not to have the dreadful illnesses that our ancestors had and so it is rare I find that we actually have a child 'convalescing' in bed.
Our favourite R.L. Stevenson poem of: The Land of Counterpane has never been able to be conducted in our home
Some of the reminders I have as a 'check off' for sick people ( I am not naturally a good nurse)
1. Lovingly care for those who are ill in our little family...lots of hot teas, Milo's and honey and lemon drinks.
2. Make sure they have lots of comfy pillows and quillows
4. Keep up a supply of tissues, cough drops etc for the ones in need.
5. To read quiet stories while keeping special ones company.
6. Make up a 'supply tray' to keep sick ones occupied when no-one else can be with them.
7. Remember in the hub-bub to remember to pray for our sick ones as well as those helping to care for them.
8. Share lots of time reading to all. Even though thy are not sick
9. Make soothing things to eat that help the body heal and warm the heart with love.
10. To provide a clean environment for the sick person. Tidying up the room, straightening sheets and smoothing the quilt or covers.
11. If well enough to eat- to bring in on the breakfast tray. Of course we need to make it pretty with a lovely cloth, flower in a vase a bell for 'waiter' pick up and nicely arranged food on pretty plates.
12. Try to find time for me to sit with the sick child and just be there for them. Take some craft or knitting etc to do while maintaining a bedside vigil
This is Saxon's tray.
It consisted of~
The Games Board Map Book
Puzzle books - both word and maths
St Joseph matching cards
Small Starwars puzzles
Walkman for lots of the story tapes we own
Bible quiz cards
Cover your tracks game
paper and pencils
All in all I think he quite enjoyed being the one recovering. ♥
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts