Pooh Bear's very first school experience this week has been interesting. I took her Tuesday and arrived as her class was making preparations for a field trip to see a Junie B. Jones play. I'm not Junie B. Jones fan, but hey, it's public school. I was praying for a positive first day, and I considered how a field trip would be a great friend making opportunity and leave a pleasant first impression. She did make friends. In fact, she exclaimed, "Everyone wants to be my friend. All the girls wanted to sit by me. They all asked to be in my pod."
The second day, she got off the bus with a scowl, and started pouring tears as soon as she got in our car. "What on earth happened today?" I asked.
"I don't FEEL good," she burst out. "My head is killing me, and my throat is sore!"
"Honey, you can always tell the teacher and I could have come to pick you up," I answered.
" I know, Mom. But I didn't get sick till gym at the end of the day."
Her fever spiked that evening, and she slept fitfully from the afternoon till the next morning. Then again in the afternoon the next day the fevered spiked, so she missed the next two days of school. I had gotten a newsletter from the school stating not to call if a child is sick, but write a note within five days of returning siting the illness. I kept thinking, "Man, they don't even want parents to call?" I'm betting the swine flu has made the office staff nuts.
Overall, Pooh Bear likes her class and her teacher. The jury is still our for me.
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