- I CAN'T FIX IT. As a mom, we hate to see our kids unhappy. And when that happens, we want to be able to fix it. Usually, when they're sick, there is little or nothing we can do. There may or may not be medicine that can help with symptoms or shorten the duration. But most of the time, you just have to stick it out and try to make your child as comfortable as possible.
- MY CHILD THINKS I CAN. My daughter is 18 months old and doesn't say much, but if she could, I just know she would say, "Mommy, make it go away!" That's what her pleading eyes say when she looks at me. And she really thinks I can. She doesn't understand that Mommy doesn't actually have super powers.
The younger the child, the harder it is I think. When they are really little, you don't have any way to communicate with them, other than to offer cuddles and love. Although I'll admit that is one nice thing about when my daughter is sick. She wants lots and lots of Mommy cuddles. And being a fiercely independent toddler these days, I don't get that very often. But it's not a good enough trade off to see her miserable.
We want to have super powers, don't we? It would make motherhood so much easier. What powers would you have if you could?