Tears and Socks

I’ve had a rough week.. maybe the combonation of taking 4 hormones a day and being at my friends house unpacking (see last post).  So you can imagine how I chuckled when I read the below email from the school nurse.

“Dear Garret, While it is fine for Britton to have the vaccine even though she has had the flu, unfortunately, the Health Department is only administering 2nd doses at this particular school clinic. They have set up an information phone line, 000-8070, where they update on a weekly basis the times and locations of their regular flu shot clinics. Britton would be able to receive a 1st dose at one of those clinics. Sorry the school clinics did not work out for her.

FYI–She came in the other day in her Valentine socks and was adorable as usual. She really is a delight and has a vocabulary beyond her years. She did not overstay her clinic visit, she stated her business, took care of things and was on her way, she’s a character!

Jean R., RN
School Nurse”

Britton can commonly be seen at the school clinic. Her teacher’s aide has teased her that Britton’s best friends at the nurses.

Just last week, I got a call from Nurse Jean. She said, ‘Britton is in the clinic complaining of a stomach ache. She said she recently had a UTI and thinks she has one again.’

I explained to Nurse Jean that no, Britton hasn’t had an UTI (although while at Disney over Thanksgiving we thought she might). Please give her water and a snack- and call me if it gets worse.

Nurse Jean then replied, ‘That’s what I thought. She usually comes in here when she has PE. But today is Friday so I know she has drama. I’m sure she’ll eat her snack and scoot on her way.”

I just chuckled that they know her so well!

I also received this email from her 1st grade teacher today (don’t you just love technology!) when I gave her the heads up that Britton has a fat lip today. She was riding her scooter yesterday when she fell and hit the handle bars.  By the  time Mike came home from work, all three of us were in tears. He just looked at his 3 girls and said, “Who wants to go to TCBY?!”

“Britton showed me “look at my fat lip Mrs. B.” that must-of hurt I said then she told the whole story as only our Britton can do! I just adore her-don’t tell anyone our secret! I must not have favorites!!

Mrs. B”