2011年4月5日火曜日

Meg's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

First day of school! Yeah!!

Meg's a grade 2!!

She's thrilled!

Mummy manages to whip up the two floor cleaning cloths we realised we hadn't organised at the kitchen table while Meg eats brekky.

Meg wears her new top we bought a week ago but that she has been keeping for the first day.

Meg sets off all excited and happy.

Mummy gets a phonecall from the after school centre.

Meg has a 38 degree fever and is lethargic. Please come and get her.

Mummy and Daddy both finish work early and head to get Meg.

The local clinic is closed.

We head to the next town's clinic and Meg has to submit to having a large cotton bud stuffed waaaay up her nose.

Wait 10 minutes and yup. Meg has Influenza.

Poor kid is therefore automatically suspended from school for 7 days.

Meg cries all the way home.

Not because she feels rotten (although I'm sure she does) but because she wants to go to school.

"I didn't even eat school lunch yet."
"I haven't even got all my new textbooks yet."
"I don't know what group I will be in yet."
"I don't know who I will sit next to yet."
"We didn't hand in our cleaning cloths yet"
"I didn't even get a chair today"

Seems the first day of school was completely taken up by the entrance ceremony and kids wandering around trying to find their new classrooms. Their chairs were all set up in the gym for the ceremony so they literally had no chairs in their classrooms.

And now she has to stay home for a week. Poor kid can't catch a break I swear.

3 件のコメント:

achan さんのコメント...

It is nice to see/hear about someone who is so excited to go to school.

I hope you get better quickly Meg. Why not write a letter to your new classmates and tell them how much you're looking forward to being with them. I'm sure your walking group will take it to school for you!

Lulu さんのコメント...

Poor Meg! I remember LOVING school when I was her age too- in grade 1 I had to miss a couple of weeks due to chicken pox (as did 75% of the class over a six week period) and I begged mum to let me go.

I am sure when she goes back she will get her texts, chair and lunch :D

Are you guys so far all flu free?

thefukases さんのコメント...

achan- we had a phonecall from sensei and he asked to speak to Meg which just about had her levitating with joy. He promised her she will be able to do the fun stuff (making something to stick on the wall) on Monday recess and the rest of the homework we can catch up when she feels better. She was quite relieved and especially when he told her this wouldn't count as an absence but rather a medical suspension. She had perfect attendance in grade 1 and is all worried about being absent for some reason.

Lulu- I loved school, too so I know where she's coming from and especially living up here where there really isn't anyone/ anywhere to visit even if you're not sick but still the whining can get a bit much.....