As you can tell by the Christmas decorations, these pics were taken a few weeks ago.
This was a Saturday morning, and Gabbi got all dressed in her cutest dancing clothes to go to Hazel's birthday party. Bun in hair. Check. Cute pink accessory... check.
She started out with leotards and tights too. But... right about the time we were heading out the door, the sickies struck. I sent Breanna a text and a pic so she'd know we really had every intention of being at the dancing birthday party.
She needed an emesis bucket, just in case!! Dad made her a pot of soup, and made her a teeny tiny cup of it to try and soothe her sick stomach.
This was not the first time that week she'd been sick. In fact, it'd happened the Monday before, and then again in the wee hours of Christmas morning.
As the day wore on, she perked up. And she was eventually checking ME for being sick. (Nice photo of me, huh?! Please do not print and distribute this pic! ha)
Nor this one.
And then.. the first week back to school... they struck again!
This kiddo just soared right through like nothing was happening!
And by the way... thanks, Linda Lou, for these cool boots!! They rock!
I was DETERMINED that Gabbi was going to go to school, check in, check out a little bit later, and NOT get charged an absence, since I knew we had some days coming up that we HAD to use. There is a fairly strict absence policy in our school district. (I now know that I can take them to school and let them immediately see the nurse, and it will be excused.) When you know it is just some sort of virus, you don't typically take them to the pediatrician. Or at least, I don't. THUS... no excused absence!! Gabbi just could NOT go to that school! She could barely walk on her own to be perfectly honest.
But, I thought maybe if I had a little proof of how badly she felt, I could use it as "proof" should it come to that.
And per her usual, she perked up when we got on with the day. This is her at my office. I made her a pallet and quarantined her to my office with doors kept closed all day. She napped most of the day, but eventually perked up a bit.
But it hadn't started out so great. And here's proof for the School Board!!
Am I crazy for that?!
All's well in the Groves house now!! Hopefully that mess is long behind us.