Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sick Day Rant

Kae's sick, it was inevitable, they always get sick right after school starts, if i keep her home maybe the teacher won't get sick, she's preggo, and i know how much that totally blows.

so i pull out the parent handbook just to double check the "don't send your child to school if..." section.

Fever - Check
Cough - Check
Runny Nose - Check

but there are exceptions, persistent cough, runny nose for more than 3 days or something like that, but here's my problem and why i need to rant.

Kae can only miss 3 days of school per month or they boot her from the Vpk program.
her cough is going to turn into a runny nose, and her runny nose is going to turn into a persistent cough that will go away in about a week, it always ALWAYS does.

The only way to excuse the absences is to take her to the Doctoc and get a Dr's note, and fill out a form from the school about the absence. But we can't take her to the Doctor because we have no insurance at the moment, Ross didn't pick it up when he went back to Burger King. So no matter what I'm going to have to give kae cough/nose meds and send her to school, and pick her up early every day because after nap she'll be showing the symptoms, so she doesn't lose her spot at the school. It's either that or pay for a full day of VPK, not the 19 a day we pay as a co-pay from Family Central, but the 135 a day we'd pay without the voucher.

I know there really isn't much that can be done about it, she's sick, it was bound to happen, but how to you explain to a 4 year old that being sick isn't supposed to be fun, that she can't play she has to just rest and get better? she's already cranky and crying at me.

Monday, August 30, 2010


my little girl is such a....girl!

she's going to Ballet class on Friday, to see if she's "mature" enough to hang with the big girls at the class offered at the school. I hope so, I did Ballet and Tumbling and all that fun stuff when i was her age.

Girl Scouts will have to wait until next year though, Pre-k isn't included in their age range chart. though there is a troop at the elementary school right next to the house, Daisy's will have to be next year.

I finished 2 of the cotton bibbies i've been making, well, finished is a relative term, they still need buttons and their patches, but the knit part is finished lol.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yay and Stuff!

2nd week of school has officially started, Yesterday morning kae was just as excited to get up and get ready for school as she was last week.

Mrs. Deland finally got us (parents) a copy of their daily schedule so we know what hours to keep on the weekends, at least for lunch and nap. Let me just say they wash their hands a billion times a day! Kae also sings a little song while she's doing it at home

1 little 2 little 3 little bubbles
4 little 5 little 6 little bubbles
7 little 8 little 9 little bubbles
10 little bubbles making my hands clean

i thinks it's adorable!
Since Mrs. DeLand is preggo, and due in November, I've decided to knit her a cotton baby bib with a patch like the ones Sandi's been making, they're SO cute!

I picked up the yarn at JoAnns after my job interview this morning. Which, i'm happy to say, I got! I'll know by Friday if i start next week or in two weeks. It's not as much as I'd have been making working with Sandi, nor as many hours, but this is close to the school, and will fit exactly into kae's school hours. Which makes a bit more sense to me, i would have loved -Teaching- again, But this will just fit better into our schedules, especially since i won't have to rely as much on Mom or Pam or Ross to pick Kae up from school, which was my biggest issue. (Aftercare is freaking expensive!!!)

so Yay! and stuff =D

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Day of School

I cried.
She didn't.

Kids grow up too freaking fast, it seems like yesterday she was my little baby. Now she's running off without saying "bye mom, have a nice day".
Her teacher said she was pretty good, only problem was she wasn't used to any kind of schedule, she is, it's just not the same one. I'm hoping Mrs. DeLand will post the class schedule soon so we can stick with it on weekends.
She's been singing a song since we got home, "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Tells us your name, say it really loud and we'll do the same!" She also said they practiced writing.
And she didn't eat her lunch! brat.

As we were leaving she asked her teacher if she could come back tomorrow, Mrs DeLand was like..um...yes? lol it was pretty cute.

on a knitting note, i finished mom's Rose Colored Tank. Fits pretty good.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My First Sweater

ok so it's kid sized, but still, it's my first sweater, and it was almost instant gratification!

kae loves it, it fits, and it was easy

I used Red Heart Shimmer in Chocolate (almost 2 skeins) and size 8 boye fixed circulars along with the Lion Brand Pattern for the "Eyelet Yoke Cardigan"
kae picked a sparklie Diamond-like button, go fig =D

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Vacation 2010

we went to SeaWorld Orlando. In the 20+ odd years i've lived in Florida I'd not been to Sea World. omg is was so fun!
We got special tickets for the summer season, you pay half price but the tickets aren't good until after 3pm to close (10pm in the summer). It's Sea World After Dark...sound so special.

The underground viewing areas and the arctic areas were a godsend, it was COLD in those buildings.
But really we had a good time, Kae loved the Shamu Show, and the Manatees, and the Rays. (when we went to the library earlier this week she insisted on getting books about the animals we saw at Sea World, very cool) Actually the stuff she fought against the hardest in the lines was the stuff she talked about the most after.
My favorite was probably the Manta viewing area, or the Arctic Encounter stuff (Beluga whales are so cute).
All i could think of while watching the penguins was Mumbles in Happy Feet when he's trapped behind the glass at the aquarium. so sad =(

Which led to a long conversation in the car about how Dolphins are so smart some scientists consider then Non-Humans and how it's wrong to keep them locked up in theme parks. At least they get fed, a LOT, and they get space to play, which is more than some zoos to for more endangered species, like the Tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo /boggle.
All in all, it was really a fun day, Kae got a Sea World Barbie and fell asleep on the ride home still talking about how cool the whales were =D

and lest you all think me a slacker, i took knitting with me and knit in the car on the way to orlando, but i forgot my tape measure so i had to stop myself in case i knit the piece too long for my mom's tank top /sigh