Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Radio Silence

Dudes, I don't even know where to begin. I think life overwhelmed me at the same time a bout of Blog Sickness kicked in. Throw in sick kids (Two-year old on steroids = Shoot me.) and birthdays and school parties and meetings, and, oh yeah, HORMONES. Stick a fork in me, I'm done.

So! I met with the assistant superintendent and one of the elementary principals about the official allergy policy that they are finally going to put into place next year. Woot. I'm sure they just wanted to meet with the allergy parents to pacify us, but I don't care. I'm nosy, and I want to know what's going on. I'm pretty pleased with the policy so far.

Also, they are going to let us know who our children's teachers are in June instead of August! No more scrambling to meet with K's new teacher the week before school starts!

K's teacher asked me to be in charge of calling the parents who volunteered for the Valentine's party because she was frustrated with the amounts and dairy content of the Christmas party food. On the one hand, I'm happy to help. On the other hand, telling other mothers to step off? Not really my job. And, boy, did I inadvertently anger some people. Awesome.

Kids have been bringing in their Nintendo DSes to play during recess, even though the school handbook specifically says they're not allowed. K. keeps bugging me to let her bring hers. Uh, no. Our house rule is that the fragile, expensive toy stays home. Actually, ALL toys stay home. I think you can find something to play for 15 minutes in a room full of 20 other kids.

Huh. Maybe I'm not over Blog Sickness after all. Whiny much?

My blog turned three on Jan. 31, but much more importantly than that, my favorite boy in the whole world turned four last week. Four! I love him so much it makes my heart ache. Our sweet, serious little boy who takes such good care of his sisters, loves tractors, trucks, and Star Wars, and asked for tomato soup for his (John Deere) birthday dinner. Happy Birthday, Eli.


  1. My boy turned four at the end of last month, and I am still calling him three.
    I think four will be good.

    By the way I'm finally over here via a bunch of blogs that we mutually read, and I'm quite inspired. I have, in the past few months, developed a dairy allergy (not lactose intolerance), and it feels like it's RUINING MY LIFE.

  2. Oh my goodness. What a cutie. Happy Birthday Little Man :)

  3. Hormones plus normal life can make any woman whiny. So go right ahead!

    Your son is very cute. I hope he had a great birthday!

  4. Awww... happy birthday to Eli!

    I feel SO whiny too! I'm sorry you're feeling the same way, because you're pregnant and that makes everything harder! Look at that, I'm even whining for you!

  5. Aw, I hope the various sicknesses pass as quickly and painlessly as possible!

  6. I don’t really think it is your job to call parents and remind them of the allergy. The school needs to own it in order to make a difference. It’s a different vibe hearing it from the teacher in a “this is policy” format than it is from “Allergy mom concerned about her kid and making everyone else miserable.” That’s not fair to you or to Katherine.

    Also Happy Birthday, Eli! 3 is so big!!

  7. Aww..happy birthday to him! He is a cutie!

    YAY on the allergy policy! BOO on the other parents. I mean, really, some of them can't bring something that is dairy and nut free? Really? What do they feed their kids all day? You would hope they would understand and want the same consideration for their child. It's not fair to either of you or for you to have to bully them into compliance.

  8. Happy Birthday to Eli (and your blog)!!!

    Wow, you have been busy. It's kinda crazy how much extra stuff ends up on your plate b/c of the allergy. I agree w/ other commentors that it isn't your job - the teachers and school needs to take more responsibility.

    AND ALSO!? Nintendos at recess!? I can't even say anymore I'm so bothered by this.

  9. Sounds like you have been busy! Electronic games for recess? That's just too much.

    Happy Birthday Eli! We're celebrating 4 in a month. Can't believe it.

    And Happy Blogiversary! I just had my 3rd last month as well, but I forgot about it. Oh well.

  10. Aw, happy birthday to dear Eli! 4 is such a precious number.

    hope your two other darlings get better soon!

  11. Happy birthday Eli!
    I hate telling people the rules too, so I don't envy you your new job! Good luck!

  12. Happy Birthday Eli (late though I am). Great photo. Um, why wouldn't the teacher or some school person contact the parents about treats? Seems so wrong to ask you to do it...there's my two cents.