It's almost 9 on a Wednesday evening. All the girls are in bed although I highly doubt anyone but Daughter #2 has fallen asleep.#3 is bound to soon but my sweet #1 girl always has so many things running through her head she has a tough go of it.
As you saw in our Day 13 post, we had a bit of a rough one. Today I kept everyone home from school. After calling all the attendance offices we had a lazy morning followed by a trip to the dentist. Daughter #3 does indeed have four loose teeth, but no serious damage. They took X-rays and everything seems good. We just will be having our first visit from the Tooth Fairy earlier than the other girls did. Her teeth and mouth are tender so Frosties, applesauce, and yogurt have been our diet.
I was so happy when we pulled the van back at home. We were in for the day. I looked at all the messages of encouragement and support when I saw a dear friend, who happens to be in the medical field, ask me oh so gently about Daughter #2's symptoms. "Sounds like she might have a concussion with the sleepiness, and vomiting..."
Suddenly, all of her symptoms made sense. I called the doctor's office and they fit me in.
Yup, a mild concussion.
Tonight as I cleaned up shoes and toys I heard that voice in the back of my head. "You are choosing to send your kids to public school. None of this would have happened if they had been home learning with you." And that voice was right, in some small way, but it isn't true. What's true is that we made a choice for our family. And it is the right choice for us. And so we beat on, boats against the current, or something Gatsby-esque like that.