Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cold season

Sorry for not keeping up with my blogging. It's all new to me and this thinking up things to write everyday is hard! Anyways, the cold season has hit our family early this year and we are all recovering with coughs and runny noses. Hopefully this will be the only batch we see for a long time - I know, wishful thinking....

Porter is in his fourth week of Kindergarten and is loving every minute of it. His teacher has a nickname for everyone and calls him "Harry Porter." Porter beams everytime. However, Monday morning he woke up complaining that he was sick. He didn't have a fever or anything, so I tried to convince him that if just ate a bit and got moving, he would be o.k. He kept saying, "But I thought if I was sick I didn't have to go to school?!?" I ran into the mother delimma - I didn't want to be a bad mom and send him to school if he was really feeling sick (and I didn't want to be the mom of the kid that threw up in school), but I didn't want to call him a liar and send him to school even though he felt bad. So I tried to make him understnad that if he was to stay home, there would be no video games and he would need to stay in bed and rest so he could feel better. Finally, after much wailing and weeping, I let him stay home and promptly had him go back to bed - where he fell asleep for 2 1/2 hours. He woke up, quite refreshed and said, "I feel much better now." Well, there was no way I was going to let him stay home perfectly healthy, so I took him into school late. When I picked him up later, I asked him how it was to go late. He commented, "Good - I just needed some time off."

He then got the lecture on the importance of going to school...blah, blah, blah...

2 comments:

Eric, Jenny and Savannah said...

Gosh, you are a stickler for school. What a good lesson to teach to Porter. Hope you are all feeling better!

Greg said...

a stickler, just like mom was, on the no-video-games-if-you-stay-home-from-school issue