We have all been suffering from a nasty virus here in the Mad House. One by one we have all succumbed to the horrible head cold that has been doing the rounds. It has been a challenging couple of weeks, but we have got through it thanks to our winter survival pack and DisneyLife!
I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription.
It is really unusual for us to all get unwell, but one thing we all have in common when we do is that we really need our personal space. We go from being a really tactile family to one where our introvert sides come to the surface.
You know what it is like you are not feeling all that well, all you want to do is get in bed and snuggle under your covers and watch some comfort viewing. But………….. we do not have TV’s in our bedrooms. This is where DisneyLife came to our rescue.
So the boys could snuggle up in their own beds with a tablet and watch DisneyLife whilst I waited on them. Seriously DisneyLife was a godsend, as I didn’t need to sit on the sofa with them watching back to back episodes of Phineas and Ferb or StarWars Rebels.
We have a rule here in the Mad House that if you are not well enough for school or work then you are not well enough for computer or video games, but we do allow TV. I had Mini in my bed watching Phineas and Ferb – he recommends Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, whilst Maxi was in his bed rewatching StarWars Rebels. On an evening when we were all feeling terrible we snuggled up and watched National Treasure. DisneyLife has been a real life saver this last couple of weeks. With DisneyLife I do not have to worry about keeping an eye on what they are watching as everything is family friendly and suitable for the boys, plus it is great value as it is only £4.99 per month.
Tips for getting through Days when all the family are unwell
Fabulous food – I always resort to making my mums recipe for chicken soup when any of us are unwell. Also, I do not worry about set meal times and we eat when we are hungry.
Focus on drinks – lemon, honey and ginger is perfect for sore throats and head colds. Make a big pot and pop into small flasks for everyone. Ice pops work really well when you have a sore throat or the children do.
Provide Comfort – This is different for individuals. For Maxi that is always his own space and peace and quiet, whereas Mini wants cuddles, lots of them and to be in my bed. Mini also likes to have his comforter and a certain blanket too. This is where DisneyLife came to the rescue. They could both watch what they wanted without me stressing that it wasn’t suitable
Use a Cool Mist Humidifier – Maxi has a chest condition and we have learned over the years just how invaluable a cool mist humidifier can be. This last week it has been moved from one room to the next and is currently in my room providing me relief on a night, as Mum’s just have to plough though!
Forget the TV Time Limits – We have pretty strict screen time limits for the boys, however, when we are all unwell we throw them out of the window! Don’t feel bad about your kids watching too much TV- desperate times call for desperate measures. If your kids are content laying down and watching Frozen four times in a row, watch it with them! You may even get to close your eyes for a few minutes and even if you don’t, you will be laying and resting; which is THE best thing for you.
We love bringing the Disney magic into our home and it has been a life saver this winter. Why not download the DisneyLife app at only £4.99 per month (it is available on IOS, Amazon and Android) and start your free 7 day trial today.