It’s Spring Break 2018. What’s your plans? Do you have some activities in mind for your children to keep them occupied this week? There are Spring Break Camps or programs offered by recreation centers and sport centers but I decided to just keep my child’s schedule open for local travels. In fact, my darling daughter already planned how to spend her Spring Break. Haha!
She has two fun places in mind that she wants to visit this week.
- Sea Life Aquarium (Grapevine, TX)
- Fort Worth Zoo (Fort Worth, TX)
Although she has been to SeaLife Aquarium before, DD enjoyed the sea creatures. She likes watching them and she is interested in learning more about each one of them-especially the sharks. 😀
This will be DD’s second trip to Fort Worth Zoo, too. She was two years old when we first went. Two-year-olds don’t remember a thing. DD went to the zoo in Dallas with Uncle J and Aunt D but she did not want to go back there. So we figured she wanted to visit Fort Worth Zoo.
As I was finalizing our Spring Break 2018 schedule I thought, it’s all good. These places are educational as well as fun. And they are not very far. Yes we are having a staycation this week. Our goal is to not spend too much in our travels because we are looking forward to a big vacation early next year.
I had a very busy week…’know why? My darling daughter was sick for four days and I had to sub in a Kindergarten class today.
Sometimes, it is very depressing when our kids are sick. We don’t get much sleep at night. I myself keeps waking up checking my darling daughter’s temperature every couple of hours. When she is coughing at night, I wake up also and try to soothe her coughing. I feel restless. I worry a lot.
Her congestion is not too bad this time, though. I am relieved about that. No severe nosebleeds either. We are keeping ourselves as healthy as possible because of the flu season and I heard many cases of it this year. Last winter was quite a challenge for us, health wise.
There are also absences at school due to sickness. Teachers are getting the flu. Some students go to school even though they are not feeling well. They should rest at home for three days, at least, if they are coughing and running a fever. I just feel bad hearing some kids coughing non-stop in the classroom. 🙁
Home remedies to soothe the cough and colds are not that difficult. I always give my child freshly made lemonade or Calamansi juice daily. At night, before going to bed, I rub Vicks Vapor Rub on her back. I put a little amount of Petroleum Jelly in her nostrils and spray Saline Nasal Spray to keep her nose moisturized because she is prone to nosebleeds. The linings in her nose are thin. Our humidifier runs full blast overnight. It helps keep the moisture in the air (humidity) in her bedroom. My husband and I keep this routine every night diligently. I think it is effective.
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“Mommy, I want lola’s (grandma’s) noodles please.” – K
Instant Noodles Pansit Canton
Good morning, everyone. Yay, it’s December. Oh wait…where did the days go? Our beloved planet Earth has almost completed it’s revolution around the sun. That means it is almost my darling daughter’s birthday again. She is turning 6, oh my. What a big milestone. Six years old, Kindergartner, and…she lost her baby tooth and a new permanent tooth already showed up. Amazing, isn’t it?
Fall Season – Me and K
Of course the Tooth Fairy visited to pick up K’s tooth. K was waiting for the good fairy so she can meet her. But she was too sleepy to wait. The next morning, she was surprised to see a $5.00 (that’s big money, I know) under the pillow and the tooth wasn’t there anymore. Oh, a child’s happiness…
K wasn’t scared at all on the thought that she will actually lose a tooth and practically all of her baby teeth will go away and will be replaced by permanent ones. At first, she was worried and nervous because she didn’t know what to expect. When we found out that a bulge behind her bottom tooth was showing, I called for a dentist appointment. K’s dentist said that it’s the permanent tooth starting to come out. Because the baby tooth was still there, the new tooth is trying to push it’s way out. So not even two weeks from the discovery of the permanent tooth via x-ray at the dentist’s, K lost her first tooth during my PTO meeting at her school. Daddy and me comforted her to the maximum level so she won’t freak out because she saw a little blood on the fallen tooth. But everything was okay. I have a BRAVE child. 🙂
How time flies so fast. My daughter is growing fast everyday and I am getting older. That’s why I try to do my best not to miss every single precious moment. Precious times which I will not trade for the world.
Happy December. Enjoy the cold weather season. Christmas is here before you know it. Have fun with family and friends.