Well as any mom knows, those first few weeks of school are always chaotic. New teachers, new classrooms, new wardrobe, new activity schedule... it all makes for a crazy time with lots of adjusting. Unfortunately the only thing I worry about every year is the new virus that is lurking, just waiting to latch onto the kids at whatever activity or school they are attending.
No, I'm not a germaphobe (although I did survive H1N1 with a newborn last year) I am just realistic. It is inevitable that every year, around the second week of school, someone will get sick.
This year it was my eldest. He came home complaining of a runny nose and sore throat. Pretty typical symptoms for this time of year so I thought nothing of it. I let him stay home yesterday hoping he would get rested up but things took a turn later that evening. Turns out the poor guy has strep throat. Ugh. To him, the worst part is that he is in the middle of hockey tryouts :) To me, I'm trying to keep him from infecting his two younger sisters, both of which are about to celebrate a birthday.
So all plans we had for this week are now side-lined. Our plans today include filling a prescription and buying more ice cream :) Maybe I'll let him have some too :)