We called having a cold etc being poorly when I was a kid.
I have a rotten lousy cold, bit of a sore throat and cough and it is not dire, simply miserable and I am hardly sleeping.
Having had a couple of very bad nights I stayed in bed until about lunch time yesterday and today. Which made me think about being poorly when I was a kid.
Firstly, I would have had to be at death's door before a doctor was called.
Poorly meant staying in bed, not allowed in the living areas until just about better, 'perking up'. And I have wondered about this, was it a sort of quarantine so no one else caught it?? Or knowing that at least being in bed was warm, where
as most of our house, was not, apart from the stove being on in a small living room.
And my parents would also make up a fresh lemon cordial for me, which frankly I think I might make today, as my memory of it was that it was lovely and soothing.
Was bed rest enforced for you other 'older' folk on here too??
I never made my kids stay in bed, they would be up and if they were tired, might go to bed or doze on the couch.