Originally Posted by Sneakymom
You said she's 5. Is she in school for the first time? Because when my kids started school- it was NOT fun. One cold after the other. And, they're going to give each other everything under the sun b/c if she's anything like my kids- all they did at school at the end of the day is give each other hugs
On a more serious note, my youngest wound up with mono when she was in
2nd grade. I asked her later if they were "sharing" things at lunch. She said "oh yeah mom- we like to share ALL of our food". SIGH. Needless to say, the teacher had a long talk with the class about sharing drinks and other food that you've already taken a bite out of right after my dtr came down with mono.
You didn't say if Raina is in a kindergarten or preschool... When our daughter started kindergarten here, she was sick constantly, it was unbelievable. I started asking some questions about hygiene at the school and it turns out that the kids NEVER washed their hands before snack or lunch. Even though there were posters up and the newsletters were always talking about hand washing, teachers never brought it up and the kids didn't think of it on their own.
The WORST part, though, and what was keeping many of the kids sick that year, was the music teacher's bowl of jellybeans. After each class, she let each student (she taught the entire school) dig for their favorite color of jellybean. All the little unwashed hands handled all the jellybeans! The school had its worst attendance that year ever
I hope your daughter make a speedy and full recovery, and I hope you are getting some rest, too.