Many of you know that I teach Kindergarten students. I've taught many grades throughout my career, but I really enjoy the early childhood setting best. It's very rewarding in that the children change and learn soooo much in a year's time, and sometimes they say and do the funniest things. Yesterday, I got an email from a parent. She passed along a story from the night before. When her little boy came home from school on Monday, he informed her that I was absent that day. (I'd had my dr's appt. and Gracie wasn't feeling well.) He told his mommy that my baby was sick. Then he said, "Don't worry mommy. It's her OLD baby, not the new one that's in her tummy." It made me laugh!!!!! Hope it does you too!
BTW, I thought Gracie was much better yesterday morning, but she had a very miserable day at the sitters. :( This morning, she awakened with a tiny fever. We decided that I better take her to the doctor. She's had a runny nose since Friday and developed a rattling cough on Monday. We thought that she was suffering from allergies or just had a bad cold. Once again, I felt kind of silly taking her to the doctor. She was playing all over the waiting area and wasn't acting sick at all. She did the same thing a month or so ago and was diagnosed with strep, so I tried not to feel too much like an over-reacting mother. (Side note- when we were at the dr's for that appt., she saw a lady who had a rather sour look on her face. Gracie climbed into the chair beside this lady, looked up at her and said, "I'm 2. I have germs!" The woman's frown turned upside down at that proclamation.) ANYWAY- today's diagnosis......Flu B and Bronchitis! We left with 5 prescriptions! Word to the wise- Listen to your gut when it comes to your children!!!!