It’s flu season. It feels like it’s been flu season for at least 12 months, but I guess it hasn’t been that long really.
Sickness caught us very early in the season – right before Thanksgiving. First my oldest son, who really hardly ever gets sick, got a high fever. He had to miss one day of school. And then another, and another.
Next it was my middle son. He had a high fever and VOLUNTARILY took naps during the day. That’s when you know a kid is sick. He missed a full week of school.
Everyone was healthy for Thanksgiving, but then it hit me, John, and Campbell. (Thankfully, it was mild for all three of us). Campbell and I missed a family get-together because of it, but then – finally – everyone was healthy again, for about a week. We had another round of illness for Cooper and Dexter and they both missed several days of school again.
Even though it was about a month of sickness, I feel like we got lucky because everyone was healthy for Christmas and New Year’s and we’re still (knock on wood) healthy now.
If you’re a parent then I don’t need to tell you that every parent can use some extra kindness during cold and flu season. Boogie Wipes gave me an opportunity to spread a little kindness and it felt so good!
This is the kit I received – with TONS of Boogie Wipes, plus lots of fun goodies for parents and kids. I sorted them out and put little kits together, and some bigger kits, to help parents make it through cold and flu season.
The smaller bags had Boogie Wipes and coupons, plus I added some mini coloring books and crayons. My kit also had some fun goodies like water bottles, crayon straps, busy bag toys, and zipper pouches, so I was able to put together some great bags.
I packed up the bags and kept them in our van so I’d have them easily accessible.
I passed some of the bags on to friends and parents I know through my son’s school. They loved them! It’s nice to surprise parents with goodies they’re not expecting.
I also took some of the bags with me as we ran errands to leave them for parents to find.
We also brought some along when we traveled, and I left some at the hotel for other visitors.
Leaving packages for strangers was a lot of fun and the kids got excited about it too. It felt good to be doing something nice and even though we didn’t get to see the reactions, I know they helped to make people smile.
If you’re interested in spreading kindness, you can sign up to be a Kindness Agent too! You can also “like” the Spin Kindness Facebook page to see their daily kindness challenge. Spin Kindness has a great Inspiration page.
How do you like to spread kindness?