You can spot illness a mile away
No one tells you this before you have kids, but you’ll inherit a sixth sense for sickness as soon as you have kids. Just like that, you’re able to diagnose a fever before your hand ever touches your child’s forehead; one look at the glazed and glossy look in the little eyes staring up at you, and you’ll know what to do. You’re also able to tell the difference between a cold and allergies with surprising accuracy—just by taking stock of your child’s symptoms and your background knowledge of all the sniffle episodes that you’ve experienced before. This might not seem like rocket science (or even an incredibly valuable talent, at that), but when you’re able to predict a carsickness attack before it hits, the talent suddenly seems like the handiest of tools to keep in your back pocket. Here’s how to boost your (and your kid’s) immunity.
You have a knack for soothing
There’s just something about a mother’s touch that can ease so many maladies of childhood. Skinned knees, hurt feelings, and nightmares are inevitable during childhood, but without mother’s gentle reassurance, they would seem a lot worse than they are. While you would like to keep all pain and discomfort away from your little one, motherhood comes the ability to kiss away the pain and soften the blows. It truly is a humbling privilege to hold so much of a child’s comfort in your hands. Sure, your kisses might not hold any actual healing power, but your kids don’t have to know that.