My mother-in-law noticed that Jack was feeling kind of lousy on Thursday. By Friday it had turned in a 103.5 kind of lousy. Poor pudding has been Mr. Pathetic ever since. He was so sad and miserable that when I asked him what would make him feel better and he said "to watch The Incwedibles mommy", I threw my frugalness out of the window. I found myself running to 2 stores at rush hour and paying full price just for a movie that Jack watched for 30 minutes. Sigh.
Something you can do to make your kiddo feel better (and let's face it your significant other because men are candy asses when it comes to being sick) that doesn't cost a lot is to whip up a batch of homemade popsicles.
I found these fun popsicle molds at TJ Maxx for $4 a few months ago, and have been anxious to try them out. I dare say that Jack was quite impressed considering he took one lick, smiled, and said "wow".
Momma's Feel Better Popsicles
-1 ripe organic mango, cut in to chunks. (a side note, the reason that frozen mango is so expensive is because it is WORTH IT. Mango is a pain in the ass to cut).
-1 cup of organic raspberries
-A drizzle of honey
-1/2 cup of juice. (optional. I had a little bit of cherry juice left in my fridge that I had to use up)
-1/3 cup of refrigerated coconut milk (we use So Delicious).
Place all ingredients in to a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Put in popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Give to the poor little sicky in your life.