Friday, February 29
I have mixed feelings about it though.
Typically she was going to latchkey (after school care at the school) every day up until this week. This week we began to have her take the bus home every day. I really think this has her really upset but it is so hard to pinpoint it.
Last week she was sick but I gave her medicine and sent her to school anyway because she really really really wanted to go. This week she is the total opposite. We did have a snow day on Wednesday and I had to stay home from work since I had no one to watch her but she was acting this way before that.
Since she exaggerated and lied about being sick yesterday I told her that she was not allowed to have any sweets since they would further upset her stomach if it was indeed hurting her. Plus due to lying she was not allowed to watch the disn*y channel last night and we still did some writing and math problems. Plus we practiced her no excuse words she should know.
She also had her dance class yesterday and I still took her because for me to not have her go (if you don't go to school you don't do anything mentality) she would have been ok with that. So I had to take the approach of if you fake being sick it doesn't mean you get out of having to leave the house. She is such a home body that sometimes getting her to the activities she loves is hard. Once she is there she is completely into it and that is why we still take her even when she doesn't want to go. When I ask her if she wants to quit going altogether the answer is always no.
Anyway, she didn't want to go to school again this morning but she is there. Hopefully this isn't an ongoing thing. Plus she has been very clingy and not wanting to leave me. I do think part of this is from when they sent her on the bus when she shouldn't have been and there was no one home but I still am trying to help her get past that.
Wish me luck next week. All I can say for now is TGIF.
The school called me around 11am. Belle has been crying on and off all morning. Her teacher ended up taking her to the nurse's office. I talked to Belle and told her to try to get through the rest of the day. Even her teacher told the nurse that this is not normal. I hate not knowing what happened between last week and this week. I am so worried about my girl. I can't wait to get out of work to talk to her.
Tuesday, February 26
Conversation with Belle after shopping at the Children's Place Outlet on Saturday.
Let me first set the scene. I am carrying a large bag stuffed with clothes to the car. The bulk of which are for her even though I did buy an outfit for my niece to put away for her birthday in July. I am trying to get Belle in the car and then put the bag in the trunk.
Belle, "Daddy is going to say oh shit."
Me, "What did you just say?"
Belle, "Daddy is going to say oh shit."
Belle, " Daddy is going to say oh shit you spent too much money."
Me, thinking, "He better not because I work and make money also and grrrrrr that she would even think such a thing let alone say it out loud."
What I actually said was, "I didn't spend that much so he can't say anything at all."
Wednesday, February 20
I am actually on the upswing of this episode. I was pretty bad the end of last week and the weekend.
And it really sucked to be sick this weekend.
I had a nice long weekend and was going to get stuff done. I was going to do fun things with Belle. This is my one funky holiday we get from work and I always look forward to Presidents day because of this.
But this year I only left the house for a family birthday on Saturday and that only took 2 hours tops. The rest of the day Saturday, all day Sunday, and all day Monday I was at home. In my sweats. Looking a bit scruffy but trying to get better.
Sadly, I think Belle is now getting sick. I hope she makes it through school.
Thursday, February 14
And these are the valentine treat bags we filled with large and small conversation hearts for her to pass out to all her friends in her class.
Monday, February 4
I found an old bib of Belle's and used that as a template since I didn't have any patterns. I think the little girl one has a bit of a better shape to it. I also appliqued the star and monkey head on the fronts to add dimension.
I also made matching burp clothes and blankets. They are all made of flannel and chenille.
Here is the whole set together.
And here they all are nice and wrapped up. I just need to put them in a gift bag and finish my handmade card.
I really hope they like it. I know there were a couple of things I could have done better but hopefully they won't notice.
****Update: I gave her the gifts yesterday and she really seemed to like them. I also gave her a handmade card to go with it. Yay!!