I would have never imagined using volcanoes as a way to explain to my 2.5 year old what it’s like to get sick. Last week, I was reading his alphabet book and the page with the letter V had a picture of a volcano. Thinking this was an excellent science opportunity, I showed him a National Geographic movie of volcanoes.
For days I heard his cute little voice, “‘Canos, mommy. Movie. Please?”
So when you’re little boy starts vomiting and turns to you with that confused look on his face because he doesn’t understand what is happening, naturally you say to him, “Oh, baby, you’re just sick with the flu—like a volcano.” Right? I wish I was that quick-witted! No, I only thought of this analogy after the fact.
Hindsight is 20/20
Moms, You Know What I Mean
Our Flu Timeline
A Different Story
While everyone else is still miserable for 3–5 days—we fully recovered in a short 24 hours.
What’s my secret to avoid getting sick or limit the duration of a sickness?
How to Avoid Getting Sick and Recover Quickly If You Do
Step 1 – Start a Basic Nutrition Supplement Plan
Our basic plan includes multivitamins, probiotics, and protein. (We were already doing this daily.)