Friday, February 11, 2011

Conferences, Wrestling, and Fractures?

If you have been following my blog the last several days you know that I have been working on a project to complete each afternoon/evening after I get off work. Well yesterday my project was my kids!  Yesterday was the craziest day ever. I worked half a day, went to 5 parent/teacher conference, took Cody to wrestling for the first time, and then to an urgent care that couldn't help us and then home.

The parent/teacher conferences are never particularly fun. I mean my kids get good grades but they aren't straight students and that is ok.  We have high standards but we don't expect straight A's.

I had a particular unique situation with one of the gym teachers because Haley has a note from her Dr. if she is having pain in her ankles she is allowed to sit out of PE. (due to being flat footed and something else with the tendons).  But on Wednesday the teacher told her to run and she said she needed to sit out. His story of course differs from hers slightly in the fact that he said he asked her if she had a note and she didn't answer him or said no and her story is that when he asked that she reminded him she gave him one at the beginning of the year and he didn't care and said she needed one that morning. So after her conference I went and visited the teacher and we discussed it. I did call him out on trying to say that she said she didn't have a note. I think far too often the teacher has good intentions but doesn't want to be wrong and the kid to "look" in the right. So we got everything settled and worked out nicely.

Overall I have to say that I AM SO LUCKY! My kids have the best teachers ever! I am serious, Haley has the same 5th grade teacher Cody did and his group of teachers in 7th grade are just phenomenal!!

Cody asked me yesterday at like 2:00 if he could try wrestling for the first time and oh by the way it starts at 5:30 and it is at the high school 15 minutes away. Well because I was so excited he actually wanted to do a sport how could I say no? So we went to wrestling! I thought he actually looked great!

Mistake number one on my part was not asking how long practice was. I assumed 1 hour and it was 2! So we are pushing 7:00 and I notice that he is in pain and real pain because he has a high pain tolerance. I saw him say I broke my toe. I figured if he was in enough pain he would come see me (which is a big step for me because I am over-protective mom!).

He eventually came off and looked like I could see tears but he was manning up as he says. We did leave a little early so I took him to urgent care and they didn't have xray so we waited till today. I have come and left work 3 times today.

Cody very bored in my office - thank goodness for video games!

We went to urgent care and was told he broke his toe and was told we needed to go see an orthopaedic doctor - for a toe?!
He was not thrilled with the crutches or the really awesome cool shoe they gave him! LOL
Came back to work - tried to work more and then headed back out to the specialist.

Thankfully the specialist said it wasn't as bad as the urgent care Dr. thought so we can ditch the crutches super soon, come back in 2-3 weeks, but no running, no PE, and no wrestling for 2-3 weeks. (totally a bummer about wrestling because despite the broken toe - he LOVED it!)

The last 2 days have been CRAZY! Oh the life of a working mom - glad I could be there for my oldest baby and help him know I love him and care! Everyone needs a little pampering every once in a while! So glad this is Friday!

1 comment:

  1. He looks so grown up. Especially with his hair cut short! I am glad it isn't broken!