Mouk, colds, asthma and F1
Milo’s dad has written a nice post over on his blog about our Around the World with Mouk book by Marc Boutavant. I bought this for Milo a while ago with the intention of bringing it out on National Non-Fiction day as a special surprise / early birthday present but he’s been so sick over the last weekend, that it’s been needed as entertainment.
Milo’s had a “proper childhood illness” – a heavy, sinus infection cold thing with roaring temperature. We’ve had to do all the things that a parent would normally have to do when their child is sick, things that we’ve not really experienced before now because of Milo’s asthma.
We’ve cuddled up on the sofa for hours watching tv (he can normally only manage two minutes), read endlessly, sponged his forehead with a damp cloth, comforted, sung softly, soothed with calpol and olbas oil. With Milo’s asthma we are much more used to a hyper child, shaking with meds as opposed to shivering with a fever, bouncing off the walls before crashing with exhaustion and then keeping on going for another hour any way before falling into a short, frenetic sleep. Then waking angrily to bounce off the walls once again.
In an odd way and minus the quite horrendous sleep deprivation and how extremely poorly Milo’s been and looked, it’s been quite nice. I’ve felt a little Diane Keaton in Baby Boom and I’ve also discovered that Milo is fully capable of sitting through a whole F1 season race review dvd with me. He now knows the difference between the safety car, a Renault and a Ferrari. This makes me very happy.
If you want to know more about Around the World with Mouk head over to Library Mice for a great review. And in reference to the stickers in the book – I’m keeping these away from Milo until he knows how to use them responsibly. They are indeed, very special.