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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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.
Turkeys in disguise.
K’s school had a Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday. The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lunch first at 10:15 A.M. My darling daughter was very happy and excited because there were so many parents, grandparents, and guardians came to join at lunch.
After lunch I walked K to her classroom and saw their turkey arts and crafts displayed on the wall in the hallway. It was a family project to disguise the turkey. In the picture below, K was pointing to her turkey in disguise as a Japanese girl.
Thanksgiving Lunch at school
It’s pretty nice to be able to join my child in school’s events and special occasions. She feels happy and confident. I feel the same, too.
I am also glad that many parents, grandparents, and guardians join their students in this special holiday and keeps the tradition going forever.
Our daddy was watching the soundtrack video of the movie The Legend of the Black Scorpion starring Zhang Ziyi this morning. The video showed scenes taken from what is called The Forbidden City.
K: “What is that place called, daddy?”
D: “It’s the Forbidden City in China where the Emperors lived thousands of years ago. There are billions of people in China now.”
K: “Wow. I want to go to China.”
A week ago or so, a big chaos arose one evening at my younger sister’s household. My sister was very furious when she learned that her daughter lost another cellphone – the second cellphone bought for her, to be specific. That was the second incident my niece lost her cellphone and she said someone must-have stole it in school. My niece is a freshman college student. Anyway, so my sister got very angry. When her daughter got home that evening from school and told her about the lost cellphone, well, my sister has gone violent. In short, she hit her daughter. She was unreasonably mad about the cellphones got stolen. She was more concerned about the amount she spent on those s****d cellphones. She was mad that her daughter’s not valuing the importance of everything given to her, that she is not seeing her studying her lessons and not updating her about what’s going on in school, that she’s trying to do her best to give everything to her kids even though their budget is very tight. These were my sister’s sentiments towards her daughter that lead to hitting.
As usual, the ‘curious’ neighbors went outside their homes to see what was happening. According to my cousin’s wife, my sister was throwing things at her daughter including glasses. My parents didn’t know about it until my cousin’s wife sent a text message to my mother telling them what’s going on. They lived about three miles away from my sister’s house. My cousin’s wife tried to get my niece out of the house and immediately took her to my parents’.
I was very upset when I learned about what happened. My sister told me first and she said she have decided not to enroll my niece in the next semester to teach her a lesson. I know they have a financial crisis but is that reasonable or not? Then I called our mom last weekend and she told me that my niece has a few bruises. You know, I felt sorry for my niece. I am sure she didn’t mean to lose the cellphones. If my niece was like other teens, she could have run away and not come home. That could be a bigger problem. I talked to her and she said she still wants to go to school next semester. My niece was embarrassed and humiliated. She trusted her classmates so much yet one of them betrayed her. We are pretty sure whoever stole her first cellphone is the same person took the second one.
My sister is a good person but sometimes she becomes unreasonable when things get complicated and out of hand. Her husband is currently working abroad yet they don’t receive enough budget for the household and for the kids’ school needs. She is doing the parenting responsibility all by herself for the last four years.
As of the moment, my niece is at my parents’. I told my sister she’ll stay there for a while because things are still in heat. Plus, if I was in my niece’s situation, it will take time for me to go back to my neighborhood after what happened that evening. They have to realize things. But even if they realized their mistakes, what now? Feelings were hurt. Trust was broken.
Then I read my mom’s message this morning that my niece’s classmate will meet up in school to return the cellphone. That b***h! ‘Didn’t think about the result of her evil doing to my niece. My youngest sister accompanied my niece to her school. I know my niece. She doesn’t say anything. She doesn’t fight back. She is still young to be dealing with type of conflicts.
If you were in this situation, would you take the cellphone back? Why and why not?