Today took an interesting turn of events right before lunch. I got a call from X's daycare that he had a fever. Anything over 100 degrees means he has to be picked up. They tell me that they take a child's temperature any time they seem to be acting a little differently. So when he didn't eat breakfast or finish his milk this morning, they decided to check and gradually over the day, his temp went higher. I'm not arguing that he has a fever, but I have to admit that I'm a bit tired of dealing with this issue every few weeks.
Last year when X was in daycare, I swear I got a call at least once every 2 weeks saying I had to pick up X because of a fever (or loose stools in his diaper). And the policy states that the child can't come back to daycare until they've been fever free for 24 hours. So that means that either J or I have to take the day off tomorrow to stay home with him. Again, I don't doubt they've taken his temperature and it was a little high. What bothers me is that when X teeths, he gets a rash, loose stools, and a fever. So EVERY time he pushes a tooth, we have to come pick him up at daycare. It's frustrating because we still have to pay daycare for the time he's NOT there, plus one of us has to take a day off from work. (X only attends daycare 3 days a week. This week, he'll only be able to attend at most 1.5 days, but we don't get a refund on that week even though he can't at there according to policy.)
So anyway, it's a bit frustrating. The good that comes from all this? I get to have an afternoon at home with my little boy. :) He usually feels well enough to still play and move about so I get the rare opportunity of spending a weekday with him instead of being at work.
It also means that at naptime, I can get in a little knitting time! :) Which is really where I was going with this post, but I sort of got sidetracked and felt the need to stand on my soapbox for a minute, apparently.
Mom's Haruni has had a few hiccups. I had to frog back to a lifeline and reknit. I did this twice. Now all is back on track and I'm trucking along, although a bit slower since the shawl is increasing (which, obviously, happens when you continue to add increases to your knitting...lol). I realized a few days ago that a lot of the projects on Raverly are made from sock weight yarn, which I bet gives it a nice weight. But I really like this lace weight yarn. And it should be perfect for Mom. Truly, it will be like a piece of jewelry. Not too warm to wear with other layers, but just right to wrap around your neck for those cool winter breezes.
So I'm hoping for good progress today.
By the way - I'm sitting here watching SyFy's TV mini-series Alice. Anyone ever watched this before? So far this is a very "unique" take on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Yep, unique is the right word...