2 weeks ago
Pretty picture and totally unrelated caption to not mess up my feed annnnd GO! As a kid who was sick a lot growing up (as in missed months of school at a time) I was always a little jealous of the kids who would get “perfect attendance.” Like I wasn’t as good of a student as they were. & now as a mama I feel guilty the twins will have missed five days as of tomorrow of their first month of school (thanks, strep throat). I shouldn’t though. Because I cant help the fact they caught strep throat anymore than they can. Or the fact that five days in we are still battling fevers (today is the first day they haven’t gone over 99.8 🙌🏻) and school policy is to keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours. Those “perfect attendance” awards should really be more like “amazing immune system” awards. & the thing I have zero guilt over is cuddling them all week, watching too many Disney movies, and keeping their germs home with me instead of sending those germs home with other people. We started antibiotics today so hopefully tonight we won’t wake up at 2am to spiking temps like the last few nights and they won’t be so restless. Last night they woke up crying several times because they were hot and thirsty, so I’m hoping they’ll sleep through the night tonight more comfortably. I am tired - but I am thankful to be the one they want to take care them, even on the days I need someone to take care of me. So to all the mamas stressed out because you messed up “perfect attendance” awards - don’t be. There are more important achievements to strive for anyhow. You know... like most AR points ;) (Pinewood Elementary people will understand). But seriously. As cool as it is to accomplish not missing a single day it isn’t for lack of dedication that other kids don’t achieve it - it’s lack of whatever superhero immune system your kiddo was blessed with. Send the recipe/tricks/magic spell for it to my DMs, thanks.