She managed 2.5 days before I got the dreaded call again at lunchtime today (5 minutes after putting my boys down for a nap. Naturally.) She was incredibly hot (begs the question why did she still have her cardi on when I got there?!) and was getting rather tearful. She was the third child to be sent home, some were in their second dose of the latest high temperature, possibly vomitting, bug doing the rounds.
Needless to say this time she seems to be worse off, sleeping most of the afternoon on the sofa and going to bed same time as her younger brothers. She was however completely mortified when I broke the news she won't be able to hand out her birthday sweets at school tomorrow. And that leads me on to my first reason to be cheerful this week...
1) Little Miss is turning 5 Saturday! A bit of a mixture of feelings. Firstly, I've exclaimed many a time already this week that 'I can't believe it's been 5 years' and 'this time 5 years ago I was ...' and finally, 'it doesn't seem possible.' Clearly it is and she will be turning 5. Now I realise her illness, as mentioned above, could jepodise party plans (god forbid I be saved from the soft play party hell!), but all being well it should be a lovely weekend.
2) My parents and sister are coming for the night at the weekend :-) Actually my parents are booked in at the Premier Inn down the road (their choice!).
3) I did my first review this week. Read it here: http://www.discontentedmother.blogspot.com/2012/03/looking-for-perfect-gift-for-little.html?m=1
Very exciting opportunity and I hope the first of many.
Off to bed now I think for fear I may be up to mop sick. Let's hope not!