My kids have been back to school for one week. One week of learning and homework every day. One week of new teachers and old friends. One week of sharing pencils and swapping items at lunch. One week of community crayons and markers. One week of not washing their hands properly or applying enough hand sanitizer.
One week of germs brought home.
One week is all it took.
The first week in, and over the weekend all 3 of my kids appeared worn down. The school germs are potent this year. Abby, who doesn’t even go to school yet, somehow managed to acquire the worst of it, however. There was no questioning whether she was sick or not. She was cranky and warm and her nose was running out the door. I was excited for the boys to go back to school, but not for this.
Thus, one week in and this is how she spent the weekend; on the couch, in a blanket, watching iCarly. One week in and they’ve already fought the good fight against their first cold. One week in and I’m hoping this is the worst of it for awhile. Maybe they’ll get it out of their system now that the first week is over.