When I was growing up, my mom never went for the generic tissues, she had a box of Kleenex everywhere. There was a box in every bathroom, bedroom and the living room. Even in her car! (In her defense, she worked in healthcare). I was the sickly child in the family and every time I got sick, I would find comfort on the couch with a box of Kleenex at my side. I loved getting sick when I was a kid because I would get to miss school, my mama's attention, a big bowl of arroz caldo
and cup of hot tea. Sometimes she would rub my back or let me sleep in her bed. I had it easy!
Now that I have my own kids (including my husband who is a baby when he's sick), the soup of choice is my chicken tortilla soup. I'm not sure what it is but I can make soup. The minute any of us are coming down with something, we stock up on orange juice and I get a pot of soup going. I make sure there's tissues. We look funny too, I learned from my dad long ago that if you want to get better, you need to wear a scarf and socks. I used to laugh at the advice when I was a kid but now I swear by it. Just like my mom passed down family traditions with me, I hope to do the same with my kids!
(I still have my moments where I want to just lay in my mama's bed, I don't think that ever goes away!)
Kleenex has this cool program where you buy specially marked boxes of Kleenex® Brand tissue, and you'll get a code for sending a Kleenex® Brand Care Pack or Kleenex® Brand Share Pack. I think my mama will be getting a share pack just because!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own.
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