Mami's Favorite Things: Kleenex

This past month has seen a lot of mami I don’t feel so good’s. Have you experienced this business? It’s the first “winter” that she’s in school. I know it’s expected but with her suffering from febrile seizures (though thank the sweet baby Jesus she hasn’t had one in over a year), it bring a certain level of defcon 5 into the house. A few weeks back, pink eye and a cough turned into bronchitis. Runny nose, coughing and even a little sharing with her mami made for an interesting couple of weeks. So I had a chance of taking care of my baby in the way that mamis know best.

I love to cuddle with her when she’s sick. It’s this need I get to hold her close to me. Like my body can heal hers. And yeah, I’m well aware that’s probably the way I got her cooties. But that’s okay.

I was lucky that papi was here because he got to make me my ultimate comfort food: his world famous rice pudding. When I’m sick I love comfort foods, don’t you? I love chicken noodle soup with an egg dropped in and a little garlic (try it, it’s yummy). I love hot cocoa and I also have a special affinity to ginger tea when I don’t feel well.

Of course, these days when I get sick it means that I don’t get to stay in bed all day long as the kid requires some attention. But, there’s nothing like a comfy pair of sweats and some thick socks. I move our nursing area to the family room with the kitchen nearby and then set up camp on the big couch complete with a blanket that we alternatively use to cover us and as a fort, depending on how we feel.

I also keep lots of water nearby and 2 very, very important things: a box of Kleenex and a trash can for the used tissues. We went through a whole box this last time and with us hanging out at the parks this past weekend, it seems that someone is not feeling so good again. As I type this, she is sitting on her favorite chair while I hover over her with the temporal thermometer. And yes, the box of Kleenex is nearby.


This is a more practical favorite thing but one that I feel is very necessary during those times of yuckiness that are sure to come and go during this time of the year.

I found out that Kleenex has Care Packs. You can get them via their website and have it sent to a loved one to make them feel better.  I wish I’d known about this when my little sister was sick a few months ago. She was all the way up in DC and missing being nursed back to health. This would’ve certainly made her smile.SWS3_CarePack

I am planning on sending one to the frog princess’s teacher. Can you imagine working with 15 snotty kids? I often see her with a little red nose and just want to sit her on my lap and cuddle her too. She definitely deserves a Care Pack.

Kleenex also has Share Packs to well, share! And they want to give one away to you! Because, I’m sure you’ll need them at some point in time.

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Disclosure: this is a compensated post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex. All coughs, cuddles and snotty noses are mine (and the kid’s).