2011年2月28日月曜日

Dear Amy's teacher

Thank you very much for all your kind concern about Amy. We really appreciate that you take the time to notice her and then take further time to relay that to us not just in person but also in her communication notebook.

As I mentioned last week when you noticed her red and puffy eyes she gets hayfever. You sighed and said that Nagano was in for a rough season with cryptomeria pollen. I agreed.

I realise that you are used to dealing with the full gammet of childhood illnesses- measles, mumps, chickenpox, colds, flu, roseola, hand foot and mouth etc etc where children get sick, stay home for 3-5 days and come back fighting fit.

Hayfever is not like that.

The hayfever season will probably last until the rainy season washes the pollen away so we're looking at a good couple of months of hayfever.

So, daily messages that she still has a runny nose, she's still lethargic, she still has trouble sleeping and she still isn't 100% are not unexpected on this end and not really news anymore.

Especially after I went to the trouble of translating that whole list of hayfever symptoms for you. You know the one that included: sneezing, runny nose, congested nose (hence the mouth breathing) fatigue and trouble sleeping.

The fact that you run through the poor kid's maladies in front of her each afternoon is giving her a complex. She thinks she's getting in trouble for being lethargic.

So do you think we could maybe switch to weekly rehashes of the symptoms of hayfever rather than daily ones? Think of all the time we would save! And you could preserve all that saved space in her communication notebook for letting me know that she (still) prefers drawing pictures to dancing like a bamboo shoot with the rest of the group.

Yours respectfully,

Amy's mum.

Oh, and I have hayfever too and mine comes with irritability. Just so you know.


7 件のコメント:

Tigermama さんのコメント...

Oh My! Does it not make you crazy!? I'm so not looking forward to stuff like this. Although, I can't read Japanese so maybe I will avoid it altogether? Ha!

Gina さんのコメント...

Hopefully the teacher can switch from the day to day message relay in the communication notebook of her symtptoms. To just a weekly message instead. ; ) If you've already told her, what the symptoms are and how long it should last.... then it just seems overkill to be told this every single day doesn't it. ; ) Poor Amy.

Rachel さんのコメント...

Thanks, I just found another small advantage to being in a big school! I doubt the teachers would notice...

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

oh AMY, sweetie, you should really get into dancing like a bamboo shoot more. Hope the rainy season is upon us before your teacher runs out of space in your communication notebook :)

Nay さんのコメント...

Wow... sometimes you just have to shake your head, don't you!

Poor Amy though. I would hate to be feeling like that every single day. *hugs to her*

anchan さんのコメント...

We had this for a while with J, but thankfully the eventually gave up - he has allergies to 'anything in the air', which means that he has the symptoms all year round :-(

Georgina さんのコメント...

Poor Amy. Hope she is feeling better soon. The nursery staff are unnecessarily obsessive here, aren't they?