Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You gotta love those notes you get with your kids from the school: "Your child may have been exposed to the following illness" and they attach a sheet with "strep" or "lice" or "Influenza" only they use the technical terms and you think you need to watch your kid 24/7 to see if they sprout a new foot out of their head or something.

Yeah, we've gotten a lot of those, lately. Winter is such a crappy time for being sick. Or being in Public school. Although I would imagine private schools have their own share of germs. ;-)

Since I have no desire to home school my children, (I am not an advocate merely becaue *I* could never do it) I have to just bundle them up, teach them to wash their hands, and pray they don't have run-ins with the sick kids. Although I cringe when I hear stuff like:

"Mom! Guess what? Tommy threw up on me on the bus today!"

I had a sad lot as a kid. I was a head taller than all the other girls, so my teachers naturally assumed I was more responsible. (HA!) So, whenever a girl threw up on herself in class, GUESS who was chosen to walk her to the bathroom and help her get cleaned up? Yep. Moi. I can think of four different times, at least, during elementary school. I'm sure my mother would have loved to hear about that.

I made a small change to my story yesterday--Hubby is reading it and mostly he's driving me nuts (because he's a pragmatic adult and the story was written for kids who still can suspend disbelief) but he had a good point about one of my characters, so I made the change. Way to go, Hubby! I promised him I'd buy him a Clive Cussler book if he got through my story. He's such a trooper, especially since YA with copious amounts of Teen Angst isn't exactly his "cup of tea."

Lots to do today. I'd best get to it.

2 comments:

Aimee said...

We got a note this week from the school that said someone had just been diagnosed with SCABIES. They then went into detail about SCABIES and how they are little worms that burrow in the skin.

Can you just say "EEEWWWWWW!"

Karen said...

Guess it's a good thing I was short!