If your child is in school or daycare they're most likely going to catch something and bring it home. It's frustrating when one child is sick because you try really hard to keep them away from the other children that are well to prevent the spread of germs. Sometimes it's challenging because they still want to play together. While my children are sick sharing cups, utensils or food is out of the question. If they cough or sneeze I encourage them to use a tissue and wash their hands.
It's important for me to stay healthy because they need me to take care of them. I wash my hands frequently and sanitize any surfaces that might have been touched by my sick child. I limit my kisses on their face until they're better, but I comfort them and give them lots of hugs and love.