I really feel like this week has been the longest ever! Drew was sick earlier in the week, so she missed a few days of school. Having a sick kid home is the exact opposite of fun. Add a 3 year old spit-fire named Reese (who is not sick, so excited that her sister is home, and oblivious to the fact that she is ill) to the mix and it becomes so chaotic that you might contemplate running away. Then of course, you'll feel crazy pangs of mom guilt for the rest of the day, because even though you were almost entirely joking when you were considering running away, how dare you consider it at all! What kind of mother are you?!?!
I Would Never Leave These Princesses!
Drew eventually made it to school and I get a phone call from the school nurse the day she returned. I was assuming it was a "she's not feeling so great, come pick her up" call, but it was a "she fell during recess and had gotten some scrapes on her nose and near her eye" call. The latter is way worse! I wanted to pick her up right then and there, but because the nurse insisted Drew was okay and because she had already missed so much during the week, I fought the urge. When I picked her up after school and saw her little face, my heart broke, but she was a-ok!
Yesterday, I noticed that I was starting to get a sore throat and just felt blah! I knew the weekend was coming up, so I pushed through the day and after Reese and I picked up Drew from school, we were happily on our way home to start the weekend. We no sooner walked in the door and Drew starts telling me that her arm itches. I look, there is a rash on her arm! It looks like a welt, and I have no idea what could have caused it. Thankfully, my mother-in-law is a nurse, so I took a picture and sent it to her to ask and she gave some suggestions to help treat it. A nice cool shower and Benadryl to the rescue. The itching has stopped and the rash is looking much better!