Do read as often as possible. This satisfies and comforts both of my girls. Z gets extra snuggles, which she needs more when she is sick. Lu gets to look at pictures and laugh at the silly voices I make up for the characters.
Don't let my daughters watch T.V. I know this is a standard for most people's sick days. However, we have decided not to let Lu watch anything until she is at least 2 years old. For Z, T.V. is just too stimulating. It doesn't allow her to get the rest that she needs and it makes her very cranky and irritable.
Do rely on audio books when my voice gets too sore from all the extra books I'm reading aloud. We like to listen online here and here. Also, I will let Z watch a few readings from here (Sidenote...Mrs. P is really funny! I think Joe and I enjoy her more than Z!)
Don't worry about the breakfast dishes that are still on the table at 3 in the afternoon or the toys that are scattered all over the floor.
Don't deny any requests for food. Z has pretty much lost her appetite right now. So when she does ask for food, even if it's not a regular meal or snack time, I give it to her. Whatever she wants. Thankfully we don't keep too much junk food in the house, so that's not an option for her. Today it's been pretty much applesauce and toast.
Don't forget to eat and drink plenty of fluids myself. This is especially important with all of Lu's extra feedings.
Don't hesitate to let Z sit in the tub and play for as long as she desires, even when her toes are wrinkled past the point of recognition.
Do have a lot of quiet activities to occupy Z. She is the type of girl that doesn't enjoy just laying around, even if she's sick. We do lots of coloring, lots of puzzles, lots of sticker books.
Do use those extra feedings to relax. Instead of thinking to myself "Oh my word...you just ate 15 minutes ago!" I put up my feet and leave Z with an audio story while I read and let my little one nurse away.
What about you? What are your sick day activities?