Friday, November 14, 2008

I Hate You, Germs

At the rate we're going, by Christmas break we'll be receiving a notice that Finn will have to repeat kindergarten because he has missed too much school.

He missed days 3 and 4 because he apparently was exposed to something THE VERY FIRST DAY of school and had a terrible cold that became a sinus infection and then had to go on antibiotics As an aside, the nurse said she had several kids come to her office THE FIRST DAY with strep throat. But I digress. Then Finn missed half a day not too long after that when I had to take him to Glenwood to see an ENT. Then there was the infamous week out of school for the food poisioning/teacher who wouldn't let him go to the bathroom incident.

Then last week he came home with a raging case of pink eye and missed Thursday and Friday.

About mid-week this week, he was complaining of a sore throat. ARGH! And sure enough, last night he woke up with croup. Guess who was home with me today? I've got to do some serious voodoo this weekend and get him healthy because I have a spa day scheduled for Monday to finally use the certificate Marci gave me last December. I tried to use it last spring. But Finn was home sick that day. Coincidence? I think not. The germs are conspiring against me, I just know it.

If people can send notes to school saying, "Please don't bring nuts to school. My child has a severe nut allergy," can I send a note to school saying, "Please do not send your child to school sick. I know you are using school for childcare and you don't want to take a day off of work to stay home with him/her, but your child's sniffles can end up keeping my child home for a week. Please reconsider. And perhaps you could teach them about washing their hands as well?"

We did actually send a letter to parents in Declan's class when he was in kindergarten. No one gave a crap, quite frankly.

Is my annoyance showing?


Leeann said...

Yep, it's showing but for damn good reason. Those Kommie parents. lol

Kathy said...

Yuk...that's tough...it's always nice that, that's the one thing kids share...poor babe

But I have to say (as if this will make you feel any better) your blog title made me laugh so dang hard. A much needed laugh my friend...much needed..

A big thanks. :)

in a world surrounded by men said...

I'm feeling the same way about it. My Saturday morning laundry routine has the added gift of extras from Rufus's barf-a-thon last night.

Chewed up lasagna noodles are not fun to pick off of sheets and blankets.

Saw your mom lastnight. She is such a hoot. Oh, and we had our monthly girls' night and you were missed. Ashley was actually there this time.

Still couldn't get your sis to go into labor though. This weekend would be perfect - send your voodoo this way!

Missy said...

You sent a letter to Declan's class? I can imagine that it went over like a ton of bricks. What a shame, though. I admire you for trying!

1dreamr said...

Here's hoping all's well by Monday so you can enjoy that spa day!

Mom on the Run said...

Have you thought of sending a letter to Finn's new classmates about his immune-suppression issues? I agree it might not make any difference, but perhaps one sick child might not come to school.

Kindergarten is definitely the land of not washing hands, picking noses. My son has been driving me crazy with the picking his nose thing. We have a tissue box in every bathroom and all bedrooms, yet still there he is with his finger. I am subconsciously picking my nose or is he seeing it at school. Aaarrrgghh!