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Last week our babies went back to school at their preschool. The week before I headed to Target to grab everything from their back to school list and honestly couldn’t remember the last time I had religiously taken my multivitamins (gummies, of course, cuz they taste so much better) so I wandered over to that aisle to scope out what was new, and what was on sale. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked in the retail game but I remember my favorite thing was scanning items. I remember even being a kid wanting so bad to work at the grocery store to scan what we bought each week.
Whenever my cart is full, and I make my way to checkout, I pull up Target’s Cartwheel app and go to town scanning everything. I get super bummed out when nothing has an extra bonus discount. So when I scanned in the multivitamins I grabbed for Aubrey and I – Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies and their Vitamin C for her and their Vitamin C for me, I was so happy when it dinged with 10% off until August 20th!
Back to school brings on a whole list of new things – new teachers, new friends, new classrooms, and new germs. With 3 kids, we have to do our best to keep everyone staying healthy. That includes eating lots of fruits & veggies, drinking lots of water to stay hydrated, and incorporating a daily multivitamin and vitamin C to support our immune systems. Luke’s not old enough yet to enjoy the tangerine Nature Made® Vitamin C Gummies, but Aubrey is (and I’m enjoying mine too!). She likes to guess the flavors of the Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamins but so far it’s always been watermelon. (spoiler alert- they don’t make watermelon!)
So what happens when one of your kids is sick and you have 2 others?? Well funny you should ask. Along with the week of firsts – we also had our first set of germs enter the house. Poor Luke had to get picked up and it involves a lot of creativity and separation. I always get nervous when I have to send one off to school and another one stays home. They are so attached to each other I never want one upset that they have to go to school or have to stay home. But as they get older, it’s easier for them to understand. FOMO is real! (Fear Of Missing Out)
So with one away at school and one at home – what happens?
First up is more screen time than normal so he’s not playing with all of the toys in the home that Aubrey & Ryan play with.
He loves rocking out so he’s got his guitar and iPad to keep the tunes going.
When it’s time to give the screen a break, we kick it old school style with a rocketship and control panel – aka, a calculator.
Sometimes separation works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Navigating life with kids is always an adventure since none of them come with guide books or instructions. We can only do our best to keep everyone happy and healthy!
What parent hacks do you put into practice when one of your kids is sick? How do you help keep everyone as healthy as possible?
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