What a Month! I haven't been around much because I haven't had anything nice to say :o)
Our weather this month was crappy, cold & cloudy.
My car never was "fixed". They couldn't seem to find the problem. So I'm not driving after dark and staying in town with it for a while … in fear it may act up again.
Caden got the flu. Did you know you could still get influenza even with the flu shot? I didn't. Apparently the flu vaccine was only a 53-60% match this season. Caden had a fever of 101 or higher for SIX solid days. He had very little appetite and missed five days of school. We went to the pediatrician twice during the week. According to the pediatrician the fever should only last 3-5 days. A complete blood workup was done, in fear a secondary infection had developed. But all came back okay.
Caden has been the least bit excited to go to school recently. It started the week before he was sick and now the last few days since he has returned to school. He isn't loving a couple of the activities they do in class. Its frustrating for me because I think they demand too much of these kinders at such a young age. Caden has an awesome teacher but she can only do so much. 22 kindergartners with one teacher makes it hard. No para's in the class. It's a joke!
His teacher said not wanting to go to school is common this time of year because the kids realize this is their reality, and yes, they do have to go to school everyday. They also really ramp up the learning and expectations this time of year.
I ask Caden if he's doing his best? He say's yes. Then I tell him that's all that matters - but that doesn't work for him.
He is struggling with his hearing. I've been working with the school since November to get his FM hearing system ordered. It still hasn't arrived. I might have to find my boxing gloves soon :o(
I've always thought of our neighborhood as a safe neighborhood. However within the last month we have had three homes broken into (one in which the family was home) and five cars prowled .... One in which they siphoned the gas out of Dan's truck. Seriously!? It hasn't made sleeping easy!
…and did I mention the fun of being self employed and waiting for contractors to mail the sub-contractors their checks. Hello, we have bills to pay as well! Sigh?!
I promise I will return with a much better attitude! We had a beautiful sunrise this morning. I hope this means February can only get better!
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