During the past few weeks Ryan has started procastinating every morning before going to school. It always starts with ” Mummy I am sick… I need a fever sticker.” This is followed by him lying flat on the bed with his hand to his forehead.
” Feel me.. my head is hot.. I have a fever”. I reach over and feel his forehead. It is fine.. ” No fever,” I replied” Now get changed for school.”
” I told you I’m sick” Ryan insists ” Check my temperature again”
This time to make sure and to show him that his really FINE I take out the clinically approved BRAUN thermormeter and took his temperature. ” See.. 36.7degree celcius” I exclaim ” Put on your clothes and get ready for school”
Ryan still insists that he needs a fever sticker.
” If you have a fever sticker will you feel better and be okay to go to school?” I quizzed him. Ryan nodded and said yes.
Grudgingly I go to the refigerator peel open the pack of fever stickers, take one out and paste it on his forehead.
“Ok…Now you have your fever sticker,” I say “get dress for school”
He changes out of his pyjamas and into his school uniform and within 10 min he was happily boarding the school bus with the sticker on his forhead.
* For anyone who is wondering what a Fever sticker is it is a cooling adhesive used commently here to bring down the temperature when children have fever. It looks something like this