All of us.
We're blaming Daddy. He brought this plague into our house two weeks ago. He missed three days of work. It was warranted.
It's yickety stuff.
The squibs have heads full of gunk and chests slowly filling with gunk and diapers full-to-exploding-with-the-effects-of-antibiotics gunk.
So we've been indulging in one of our favorite cold remedies.
Long eucalyptus oil baths and tub painting.
First, we shut the bathroom door and run a warm, steamy bath.
We add a few drops of eucalyptus oil and let the vapor do its stuff.
And, while we're clearing our sinuses, we have some wild and crazy play time.
We make tub paints using a bottle of baby shampoo from the dollar store. We add a few drops of food coloring to give us different colors to work with.
Then, we grab different sizes and textures of paintbrushes and have at it.
Biggie tends to prefer fingerpainting...
...but Pudge is all about the brushes.
Our "paints" don't stain the tub or the squibs and rinse off, easy-peasy, with a squirt of the showerhead or a swipe of a washcloth.
It's a happy way to diversify the sensory experience of tub time and work some fine motor/prewriting skills in while we clear our snot-tortured heads.
Here's to friendly cold remedies and a week of easier breathing...we've crossed every finger we've got...