Friday, September 20, 2013

A Day Off for Elyse

Elyse has had either a cold or allergies lately; she's been coughing a lot--though mostly when she's sitting or laying down, and not so much when she's up and doing things--and her nose is running like crazy. This morning she said she didn't want to go to school, which she says pretty much every morning, but this morning she really seemed to mean it. She fell asleep on the way, and she was snoring pretty hard by the time we got there, so I just let her sleep in the car and went in and told Mrs. Quick that Elyse wouldn't be in school today--but I might be bringing her back for ballet, depending.

So Elyse and I took a car nap on the edge of the church parking lot until she woke up, right around 10:00, and then we went and had a nice morning together. We went to the McDonald's in Lilburn and had hotcakes and sausage (and hash browns and chocolate milk), and then we went to the City of Lilburn park and played and walked around for over an hour. ("I'm too sick to go to school," Elyse said, "but not too sick to play on the playground.") We had a good time.

I did take her back to school for ballet at 12:15, and she did fine. Her nose was still running, but I think the other girls' noses were running too. She's really excited about ballet, and wanted to be there.

We hope she gets better soon, but it was kind of nice to have a morning with Elyse today. She and I haven't had that in a few weeks, now that school has started and she's going five days a week, and I miss it.

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