Meg's a grade 2!!
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.