Rainy Days! argh! it’s so hard to wake up on rainy mornings(yet it was so hard to get back to sleep during heavy rains.. paranoia attack!)..it’s rainy/typhoon season once again.. and as always, we have to be prepared.. not just for typhoons but as well as for other things this season brings..
Here’s my Rainy Day Safety Checklist:
For the kids:
Vitamins! Vitamins! Vitamins! This season is very friendly to bacteria and other microorganisms.. and the spread of diseases and that is why we need to boost the immune system more. Nothing is scarier than rainy season+ weak immune system (fiesta for the viruses). Their vitamin C intake is now doubled as compared to their regular intake. Aside from their growth vitamins, I also added energy boosting supplements, to help my boys cope up with school activities and my little ones to maintain energy even the weather is telling otherwise.
Rainy Season is also Dengue Season.. and to keep my kids safe from mosquitoes, I bought insect repellants, lotion and patch. The patch will be put on strategic places such as under the computer table, under the study table, their playhouse and inside their small activity gym.
Hooded Jackets is also a must. Theirs was a lil small now so we’ll be buying bigger ones. And I know where we are heading to buy jackets.. Greenhills Shopping Center (sana lang tapos na sila maglipat lipat ng stalls nila).
For the house:
We need a dozen or so umbrellas. Actually I already bought some when I went to Divisoria for school supplies shopping, I also have some umbrellas from events I attended (times like these, you’ll thank PRs who give umbrellas as token).. my kids.. they thought those umbrellas were samurais.. sigh. I need another trip to Divisoria for some serious umbrella shopping.
Flood Control er Flood preparation.. having experienced Ondoy, we’re quite paranoid of what rainy season has to offer.. and if ever that happens again, we have to be prepared. Orient the kids on what they should do…make a checklist of what’s needed to be saved and what we can let go.. and with a household of 4 kids and no helpers, we have to be systematic if ever another flood happens. Good thing my boys are bigger now and is more responsible. Aside from that, I do not want to experience the same hunger we had during Ondoy, so I am preparing a basket of goodies (water+biscuits+ vitamins).. which will be placed upstairs.
For Mommy and Daddy:
Of course we also need to boost our immune system (di lang naman bata ang nagkakasakit no!) and with that, we’re also doubling our vitamin c intake and we drink lots and lots of water.
and for me not to miss my pill.. bed weather.. hahaaays..
How about you? what’s your rainy season check list? How do you make sure your kids are safe and healthy during rainy season?