Keeping things fun and different for a special group of kiddos.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Freebie Friday, Manic Monday, & Ready for Spring
Ready For Spring!!!
Holy Cats! It has been a rough fall/winter in our house! I have used up 7 1/2 sick days already this year for my kiddos and none for me (several days I could have used one and probably should have taken one, but I needed to save them). We have had influenza with both kiddos (ages 5 and 2). Let me tell you how incredibly fun horrible that was!!! No 2 year old or 5 year old should ever have that:( We have had not 1 but 2 bouts with strep and just this week I got a call from daycare that Mya (my 2 year old) had fallen and hurt her arm and would not stop crying. My husband left work (he typically works in the cities, but has been working on wiring a brand new school, not any school, but our BRAND NEW school here in Annandale. It has been amazing having him so close but he has gotten used to be on call for kiddos like I normally am). He went to take a peek and decided we needed to take her in for xrays. She had 2 sets done and neither showed a fracture and doctor didn't think it was nurse maid's elbow because when he tried to adjust it back it didn't pop like it should have. We were told to come back in or go to the ER if she was still in pain and refusing to use it in a few hours. So we did and another set of xrays showed no fractures but we were told often small fractures don't show up for a few days. Thankfully our amazing doc did put it in splint and sling. It was an instant change in her. She was then smiling and not crying and even walking on her own when she had insisted on being carried since it happened. You can see the picture below of her all smiles after we got her some icecream:) She truly is such a spunky and fun child.
So, now we wait and see. She did attempt to use it last night but it took her about 25 seconds to take a small My Little Pony and put it on the shelf of the bath as she was taking a bath (we thought putting her in the bath-without the splint-Dr. Okayed- would give us a better idea if she was not using it because she thought it would hurt and would maybe forget that in the bath and try to use it or if it was natural and she couldn't use it or it hurt too much... she did use it but only that once and woke up crying this morning again that it hurt. Apparently she has had a good day at daycare thus far, so we will see how she is feeling when she gets home and if we need to bring her back tomorrow or Monday... I was SOOOO not ready for this part of being a mom. Can I please just skip over these accidents (we have had 2 trips to the ER for my son as well so we know all too well how fun they are).
On a different note, I am really beginning to sell some things on my TPT store! It has been super exciting and rewarding to see happen! It has become quite the time consuming hobby but I do truly enjoy creating the things! I am also featured again this week on TBA Freebie Friday and with Classrom Freebies Manic Monday so check them out for a ton of great freebies! Here is my Freebie for this week... It is a fun Valentine's Activity that should be great for in your classroom! Telling time is typically an easier skill when to the hour and half hour, so hopefully this will work as an independent center for you all!
ALSO... The first 4 people to comment on this post with their email and a good idea on how to keep busy with their kiddos at home when the weather is crummy can pick any $1 item from my TPT store for free and I will email it to you:)
Also, I am part of an AMAZING 100 follower giveaway with some GREAT prizes. Click out on the above picture (100 follower Giveaway) to sign up. It is SUPER easy to get an entry! Totally worth it:)
Hope the upcoming weeks slow down for us and for you as well! It is coming up to an exciting time of year when hopefully we are past the sub zero temps and can start looking forward to venturing outside again!