We've been quite lucky that throughout the whole 'chickenpox' incident, Ruby hasn't been anywhere near as ill as some other kids. To be perfectly honest, the worst part about it has been being confined to the house for a week.
She very quickly learnt how to milk it, and I of course indulged - on the basis that if I'm to be stuck indoors with a poorly 2 year old, it might as well be a happy 2 year old. Anything for a quiet life!
She managed one day where she consumed nothing but Skips, Ribena and Peppa Pig DVDs. Another when she insisted I built her a den in the living room. She then retreated inside with all her teddies, her duvet, pillow and the remote control and remained there all day. Like a fool I fetched and carried drinks and snacks for her and posted them through the 'roof'.
When I finally made it out to the supermarket, I promised to buy her whatever she wanted for dinner that night as 'she was poorly'! Did she say she'd like one of mummy's delicious home-cooked roast dinners? No. Did she request mummy's homemade fish pie? She did not.
Her special request, for her most favourite dinner in the whole wide world was...fish fingers, Smiley Faces and peas. Hardly Cordon Bleu.
Smiley Faces are a bizarre potato-based foodstuff (I gleamed this from reading the label, because you'd never guess it from the taste). After eating these at our soft-play centre, she has fallen in love with them.
I consoled myself with the fact she was getting Omega 3 from the fish fingers, and frozen peas are probably one of the 'freshest' vegetables you can eat. But Smiley Faces? Pointless!
Although they do make quite good monsters.
What do your kids get away with when they're sick?
This post is submitted as part of this month's Oui Chef over on Beckicklesie's blog. This months theme is 'Frozen with Love'