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Introducing the Love Bucket

This is the Love Bucket, faithful companion to under-the-weather Taylor children. Lexie came home sick from school today and I tucked her in with a warm blanket, “Cats and Dogs 2”, and this old warhorse. I don’t remember what inspired this particular project. Maybe it was the helplessness I felt as a new mother watching my toddler suffer through his first bout with the flu. I couldn’t wave a magic wand to make him feel better, but at least I could give him a plastic purple bucket covered with heart stickers. I like to think it helped a little. Traditions come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s kind of nice to pull out something old and familiar when someone hollers “Mom! I think I’m gonna be sick!”

Do you have special rituals or comforts for your child when he or she is sick?

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