At my house my children tend to get sick on the worst weather days, or when hubby is out of town or has emergency meetings all day. And what Mom wants to run to the grocery store when it's snowing outside and has a child vomiting every 30 minutes? Not fun, right? So, over the years I've learned to stash a few things away for those "sick" days. Even if I have to run into town for the doctor I don't want to have to make extra stops, especially since the doctor is on the side of town closest to our house and everything else if further away:)
Here is what I like to have on hand:
Sprite or Ginger Ale
I also like to have a little box of coloring supplies or books that they haven't seen so if they get to feeling better they have something they can do quietly.
I never let myself run out of these things if I can help it. My kids don't drink soft drinks at home except on special occasions so they know the Sprite is off limits. And everything else I just make sure if it gets low I replenish.
Anyway, this is what works for me. Head over to Rocks In My Dryer for more great tips!