Yesterday, I had to run an errand that I didn't want to take Alaina on... so I called Betty to see if Alaina could come over for an hour or so. I knew Alaina would love the visit. She misses her Betty so much.
After I picked her up, Alaina tells me that she ate two packets of fruit snacks. Clearly these have Red40 and Alaina knew it. I don't know why Betty won't follow my instructions when it comes to this allergy. She either doesn't care, or doesn't agree with me, or doesn't believe me. It makes me sad but also reinforces that it was absolutely the right decision to move Alaina to preschool.
I also have had another talk with Alaina about refusing the Red40, even if she knows the food tastes good.
So, today has been no fun. She is impulsive, not listening to normal instructions, and can't focus. She didn't nap well either. She just appears to be a child with ADHD. Sigh.
So, Alaina can no longer go to Betty's house alone. I'll have to make time take her over there for visits, and won't be able to use her as a back-up babysitter anymore.
I really hope this gets out of her system soon. Last time it took 3 days. I'm scared about how she'll act at the preschool the next few days.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The school year is about to begin again, and its sad to see that I haven't blogged all summer.
Looks like I've got some catching up to do!
Paige is going back to school on Thursday. She is starting 8th grade, which is her last grade at this school. She is excited to go back, can't wait to see all of her friends. But is also rather nostalgic that this is her last year before high school and feels like her middle school years have just flown by.
Alaina started preschool a few weeks ago and is doing great. She is adapting well to the structure and it has made hometime much more pleasant.
Chelcie will be starting her Junior year in TX. She was here for a month this summer, and it was a great visit for all of us. Lots of bonding and special time. It was sad to say goodbye.
That is all for now - but will try to do a better job of keeping my blog up-to-date.