Poor Sophie the fairy has the sniffles – and for once it’s not because of allergies! She caught a cold and feels pretty yucky. She’s so stuffy headed that no clouds of rainbow sparkles puff out when she sneezes. All the pixie dust that usually comes out is stuck until she gets well. While this means no one will accidently get turned a different color or grow wings when they shouldn’t have them, it also means no new fairy treasures to find in the forest, and one poor fairy with a bright red nose who feels too bad to even get out of bed.
When Fiddlebug, Bart and Craig heard how badly Sophie was feeling they decided to put her on their Good Deeds List. After talking to Mother Dragon, who is the forest healer, the three friends found out that while medicine will make you feel better for a little while, you can’t take medicine and make a cold go away. Colds have to work their way out on their own. What you can do is make sure to eat good food, drink plenty of fluids and get lots and lots of rest. After some brainstorming, the younglings decided that the best thing they could do to help Sophie with all three things was to take her a Get Well Soon Basket full of quick to make and good for you things to eat and drink. Here’s what they did:
Get Well Soon Basket
What you need:
1 basket large enough to hold what you would like to give
1 cloth napkin or kitchen towel
1 can of soup (I used homemade cream of squash soup, but store bought condensed soups are terrific for this!)
1 package of crackers
1 small box of tea or some tea bags
Some honey is a nice addition too
A handmade “Get Well Soon” card
What you do:
1) Lay the cloth napkin or kitchen town inside the basket so its edges lay over the sides.
2) Arrange the items you are giving inside the basket so they look nice.
3) Make your “Get Well Soon” card. Handmade cards are a great way to add a little more love to the gift.
4) Give your basket to the person you would like to help feel better. It’s a good idea to call ahead to let them know that you are going to leave the basket on their door or porch so you don’t risk catching their cold!
*Note: The items I chose are only ideas, feel free to trade them out for something more personal if you would like. to edit.
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!