My "Me Time" Snack (Shoppers Drugmart Shop) #cbiasFriday, September 16, 2011
A couple of days ago, I woke up with a sore throat. The following morning, my son vomited and later came down with a fever. Luckily for me, my husband was able to stay home with him. I continued to ignore my sore throat until Wednesday morning when my daughter woke up complaining of a sore throat, too. She also felt feverish. I, myself, felt like I had swallowed razor blades. Looks like I would take my first sick day of the year. We lucked out and got an appointment with the pediatrician who didn't seem too concerned about the kids. But he took one look at my throat and knew instantly that I had strep. Great! We were in and out quickly which meant I could go home and rest while the pencillin takes effect. Right? Not with two little sick kids to tend to. They had a mild fever for most of the day but drank plenty of water and had some of my homemade chicken soup. I kept them entertained as best I could but Sibling Rivalry reared its ugly head. Ack! I just wanted some quiet time to myself!
Day 2 of being practically house-ridden, I decided that enough is enough. I needed to take the kids outside for some fresh air. So I loaded them into their wagon, bundled them up all nice and warm and headed to Shoppers Drugmart for some comfort food. The location closest to home is fairly small with a limited selection of goods. I ended up getting some Tostitos chips with salsa and some Coke. This was strictly for my "me time" snack, an indulgence that was long overdue. While the kids sat down with their snack and watched a t.v. program, I took the time to focus, though briefly, on myself. I had no one there to pamper me so I pampered myself! It was almost like reliving my younger years when I had very few cares in the world and could veg with chips and dip like I used to when I was a kid. I strongly believe that "me time" is important, especially when you're sick. Don't you?
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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.