View Full Version : If they're ill do you make them stay in bed?
As per the title really
Ellie came home from school ill at lunch time today and I made her go straight to bed.
I took her up, helped her into PJs, snuggled her into bed, made her some toast and generally did my best Florence Nightingale impression :lol:
She's got DVDs, books, etc if she wants them, I don't mind if she wants to play on her Nintendo DS.
She knows where I am and she only has to call me.
My neighbour thinks I'm mean as she lets her kids lay on the sofa, play Wii games, sit on the computer, etc but IMO, if you're ill enough to come home from school, you're ill enough to go to bed.
if you're ill enough to come home from school, you're ill enough to go to bed.
although if DD is feeling sick I let her come downstairs (she has a loft bed and the implications are too much to bear)
she has a loft bed and the implications are too much to bear
Eww, I can imagine.
Ellie has a normal bed and I just give her the washing up bowl.
She tends to call me first though, I get the pleasure of holding her hair :lol:
:nod: is Charlie is ill she gets quarantined in her room :teehee:
Mostly because usually I am working and I have to keep her away from the mindees. If shes poorly and I have no other kids here she gets to veg downstairs with me
Absolutely....being ill means staying in bed. If they are ill, they don't really object, because well, they are too ill :lol: and if (as has happened once) they are exaggerating just a little, they discover just how boring being in bed is. I know DS is ill when he asks to go to bed and wants "chicken soup for lunch" :lol:
Definately :smile: he is now 10 and I now know if he says he is feeling poorly he definately is too unwell to go to school.
The rule in this house is you stay in bed until 2pm quietly reading books and at 11am you can have the car DVD player in your bedroom but no lying on the sofa :happyno:
I'm another one who makes them stay in bed. Logan said he was too ill to go to school one day (and he wasn't really) so he had to stay in his room and was bored out of his mind.
Mine are still quite little but usually if they're sick (as in vomitting) they're so wiped out that they don't want to do anything but sleep anyway. At the moment I let them stay on the sofa, usually so that I can keep a good eye on them, but when they get older I'll probably make them stay in bed. :nod:
If they are ill, they don't really object, because well, they are too ill :lol: and if (as has happened once) they are exaggerating just a little, they discover just how boring being in bed is.
Yes, I got conned once. Hence the staying in bed ALL day test
I let Grace stay downstairs, she's only little but Ellie has to go to bed
Laura is that big younger, she just lies on the sofa with her duvet. She's not old enough to fake being ill though :no: She also has nothing in her bedroom except her bed, wardrobe, toys and books! TBH though, when she's been ill recently she's taken herself off to bed, it's only if she's feeling a bit better that she'll come and lie on the sofa. If she was faking, I'd know instantly as she wouldn't stay lying still - she'd be bouncing about singing and dancing, she's NEVER quiet unless she's ill, so it's easy to know it's for real, and then I'm happy for her to go wherever makes her feel the most comfortable. I know myself if I'm ill sometimes I want to stay in bed but other times I'm bored and a bit of tv is a distraction. But tvs in bedrooms are never going to happen in this house :happyno: , so that means the sofa is the only option!
Laura is that big younger, she just lies on the sofa with her duvet. She's not old enough to fake being ill though :no:
she's not that much younger than Logan and he's done it before!
No, I make mine up a bed on the sofa, as to me there is nothing worse than sleeping in a bed that you have spent the day in. Mine are 10 & 8 and haven't tried it on yet. Luckily they both love school.
No I make up a bed on the sofa - I like to be nearby if they are ill. I have never had an issue with faking - they enjoy school too much
Nope, he gets a bed made up on the sofa and we snuggle. Or I'll let him climb into my bed and I'll cuddle him there.
I'd rather keep an eye on him.
Mine are still quite little but usually if they're sick (as in vomitting) they're so wiped out that they don't want to do anything but sleep anyway. At the moment I let them stay on the sofa, usually so that I can keep a good eye on them. :nod:
I wouldn't be happy with them upstairs if they were poorly, I can keep a better eye on them downstairs.
DD's only been poorly enough to have a day in bed once & that was all she wanted to do. I used it as an excuse to stay with her. We snuggled up together watching cartoons aaaaaaaaall day. She wouldn't eat, only got up to go to the toilet, just lay there getting sympathy & kisses.
I bring C down on the sofa with her duvet, purely so I'm not running up and downstairs if she vomiting every 10 minutes!
If she asks to go to/stay in bed, then obviously I'll let her!
I have never had an issue with faking - they enjoy school too much
I don't have it too much, she likes to try it on every now and then though.
This morning she told me she had tummy ache but that was in between asking for biscuits, annoying the dog and running round the sofa screaming so I was a bit dubious.
Usually I make them up a bed on the sofa and fuss over them all day. But I've just picked DS up from school and he came home and put himself to bed :no: :-( He MUST be ill. He's asleep now - probably his first daytime nap in about 3 years.
No way! If I'm ill I'm not in bed 24/7 so I wouldn't make dd stay there either. For instance, today dd stayed home with a cold- bad enough that I decided I didn't want her coughing all over her friends, but not that she's not able to move or anything. She's been at the table eating, sitting watching tv in the living room, in bed taking naps (of course :wink:). Maybe we are abnormally healthy but if we're ill in this house we (dh and I) still get out of bed to get on with things. The only time we've really been in bed most of the day was when we've had flu, and still we got up for bits of time. TBH if I were stuck in bed I would probably get depressed and get more ill :lol:.
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