as of tomorrow she'll have missed as many days of kindergarten as she's attended. i knew we'd pick up some school germs along the way, i just didn't think it would be this soon….
poor thing came down with a nasty bug or what could be strep. we'll find out for sure tomorrow when we go to the doctor. i thought it was a stomach bug based on the events of our morning, but as the day wore on she started complaining of a sore throat and running a temp. so… who knows?
i knew she wasn't feeling well this morning, but she insisted she was fine. libbi would rather eat her own toe nails than admit she's not feeling well. if i try to take her temperature or even mention the word "thermometer" she acts like i have offended her in the worst way. we got about half way to school and i just had a feeling that we should turn around. if only i'd had "that feeling" about 10 minutes earlier our morning might have gone a bit differently…
thanks a lot mother's intuition - or not.
i did a u-turn and two minutes later it became clear that i had made the right decision. laney started crying and i assured her libbi was fine - assuming that she was upset because libbi was sick. um, no. she was crying because she was sick, too.
it would have been laughable if it wasn't so awful. i rolled the windows down (we needed all the fresh air we could get) and for some reason liza thought that was hysterical. she was cackling in the backseat as libbi and laney were getting sick and i'm ashamed to say i may have been screaming - ha! we were a sight.
poor libbi is just puny and not feeling well. and laney…. well we *think* that she may just be a sympathetic puker. because aside from the events in the car, she's been fine the rest of the day (knock on wood). in fact, she was rather upset with me for not letting her have gummies, cheese crackers, chocolate milk, cookies, or any other thing she could dream up. although she did eat about two sleeves of ritz crackers…. ;)
so for now, jeffrey is bunking with libbi, because he is the brave one and not nearly as neurotic about stomach bugs as i am. after libbi got sick this morning, she even asked, "is daddy coming home?" and i told her no. she then proceeded to ask, "but who is going to take care of us?!" when i told her that i would be taking care of them, she kind of chuckled and then said, "but we need daddy to come home…" and i know she was probably thinking, "yeah right, lady. i know how you roll" :)
before you think i've gotten off the hook, let me remind you that while jeffrey is bunking with libbi - i get to room with laney. also known as the world's worst sleeper. she'd prefer to sleep horizontally. and in the shape of the letter X.
i do have to say that i am quite proud of myself though for cleaning the car, the carseats, and the children. all in the name of love :) and let me tell you, it is a true act of love to clean those carseats. if it were up to me, i would have just abandoned the car, carseats and all. but i don't think jeffrey would have been too thrilled with that. but you better believe i'm praying that i don't have to do that again for a loooooong long time. or really ever. and as much as i love having my girl home with me, i am praying that she'll feel better so she can get back to kindergarten.
|*day two….before her perfect attendance streak was broken.|