Points for Today
Today 18C feels like 20C, tomorrow -1 feels like -4 with snow. What. The. F*#% Mother Nature is on some serious drugs.
Kaiden threw up again last night and he has a fever. I’m staying home today. I think it’s teething again. This is what happened with the first eye tooth he got a couple weeks ago. I’m hoping at least. I want to take him to see his great grandma this week but won’t be able to if he’s sick.
My grandma is apparently not in congestive heart failure like they originally thought. (Good). But they have really no idea what’s going on (Bad). They’ve had a lung specialist check things out, done a CT scan, and all sorts of other tests. Nothing is showing up, no blood clots, no masses, no nothing. (Great). But she’s having a hard time breathing still and not eating, although my mom did say to her “if you don’t eat, they’re putting a feeding tube in” and that got her to eat a little for the first time in three days.
Thank you for all the good thoughts.
I just found out that a 4th friend in our baby group is pregnant again. One had her second in sept, one in dec, one is due next month and this one is due sept. My turn soon? Lol we will see
My parents are leaving for the UK for 3 1/2 weeks at the beginning of May. I hope my grandma doesn’t pass away when they’re gone because then I am the one they call about everything. (I mean I hope she doesn’t pass at all right now but ya)
Oh Monday, how did you get here so quickly?!?
They think my grandma might be going into congestive heart failure.
Oxygen levels are super low, she won’t eat anything at the hospital.
Just past 8am on a Sunday…
And I’ve already cleaned the kitchen and have a load of laundry in. Life with an early riser…
Life pre-child I would still be sleeping now. I am used to waking up, but am still catching up on lost sleep these past 2.5 years.
Toddlers at a funeral
My great aunt passed away this morning (the one I mentioned a few days ago). That’s two people in 8 days. Do I take Kaiden to the funeral? There’s no visitation and the funeral is out if town on Tuesday. Hubby will be working. Daycare is an option, but I don’t know what time I will be home for pick up and hubby’s car is broken so he can’t pick up.
About The Student Suspended For Shaving Her Head To Support A Friend With Cancer
THIS! I thought the same thing when I read about it. Thank you mammalingo for saying it so well!
Eleven-year-old Delaney Clements is fighting cancer. When she was only seven years old, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Delaney, according to news reports, is very sick.
One in 300 boys and one in 333 girls under age 20 will develop cancer. But those numbers don’t really matter in this particular story. What matters is Delaney.
To her family and her friends, Delaney isn’t 1 in 333 girls. She is one in a million.
Because of chemo, Delaney lost her hair. I do not know Delaney. And I don’t want to pretend that I know what losing her hair means to her. But I’m going to guess that it’s been horrible. Cancer is hell; and losing your hair is hard.
Delaney has a friend named Kamryn Renfro who is in third grade. And Kamryn, who is only in the third grade, did something truly beautiful and brave. She shaved her head this past weekend. She shaved her head to show Delaney, who is fighting for her life, that she isn’t alone.
I said I don’t know Delaney, and I don’t know Kamyrn either – but I think she’s an incredible little girl. When I was in third grade, I cared a lot about “fitting in” with the other kids. I wanted to look as much like everyone else as I could. Wanting to fit in is probably pretty common for third-grade girls. But, Kamryn did the opposite. She stood out. And she stood out for one reason: for Delaney.
The story, even if it stopped here, is enough to make news. A third-grade girl shaved her head to support her dear friend who fights cancer. Because Kamryn demonstrates such tremendous kindness and compassion at such a young age, shaving her head is enough to make a few headlines.
But Kamryn did not make the news in the last few days simply because she shaved her head. Kamryn made the news because shaving her head got her suspended from school.
Kamryn shaved her head over the weekend to support Delaney. And when she got to school on Monday, she wasn’t allowed inside.
The third-grader was suspended because she VIOLATED HER SCHOOL’S DRESS CODE by shaving her head in solidarity with a friend who fights cancer.
There is a strict dress code at Caprock Academy, Kamryn’s state-affiliated, tuition-free, public charter school in Grand Junction, Colorado.
"Caprock Academy does have a detailed dress code policy, which was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school’s students,” said Catherine Norton Breman, president and chair of the school’s board of directors, in a statement. “Under this policy, shaved heads are not permitted."
The website for Caprock Academy is currently down. But according to Google’s cache of the page from earlier this week, the dress code is, as Breman said, very detailed.
“Ladies’ Hair: Should be neatly combed or styled. No shaved heads. Hair accessories must be red, white, navy, black or brown. Neat barrettes, headbands and ‘scrunchies’ are permissible. Hair should not be arranged or colored so as to draw undue attention to the student. Hair must be natural looking and conservative in its color. Radical changes in hair color during the school year are unacceptable.”
I could write at length about why I strongly disagree with the Caprock Academy dress code. They say it promotes “safety” and “uniformity.” I say it blindly promotes conformity. And the peculiar language about “natural looking” hair truly concerns me. That said, today isn’t the day for me to outline my thoughts on dress codes – but I do want to point out that I am not against all dress codes at all schools all the time.
A lady that worked and danced at my old dance studio (I danced there for 17ish years) passed away on Thursday from lung cancer. Mid 2013 she found out she had breast cancer, had a mastectomy and was cancer free. Went back for her 6 month check and found out she had lung cancer (January). Three weeks ago she was going to watch the kids at their dance show. She deteriorated quickly after that. She was an amazing woman. Worked at kids ability which helps kids with disabilities both physical and mental. She loved dancing and was part of our dance family. She was only 56. Even after not dancing for close to 10 years she still remembered me and have me a big hug every time. I went to the funeral home yesterday but couldn’t get to the funeral today.
Just an hour or so ago my mom calls and says that my great aunt (grandmas sister) is not doing well and they don’t expect her to live until the weekend. I mean, she’s 97 so she’s lives a long life, but still.
They say this type of thing happens in 3s. Not looking forward to that.
Curse You Daylight Savings Time
I don’t get it. We lost an hour of sleep. Therefore Kaiden should have slept until at least 7:30 as he normally wakes up at 6:30. But no. This morning he woke up at 6:30 which would have technically been 5:30. So he lost an hour and then woke up an hour earlier. Woke hubby up at 7:30 and tagged him in as it’s his day to wake up with Kaiden. Back to bed for me.
I don’t know which is worse…
Kaiden was waking up multiple times a night since forever (we’re talking bed at 8:30-845, up at 11:30, 2:30ish, 5ish) but would sleep until 7-7:30 or even later.
The past few days he’s been sleeping well (I know I probably just jinxed it), going to bed around 8:45 and waking only once in the night (last night it was 4am), and then waking up at 6:30. It’s been between 6-6:30 every morning.
I got 8.5 hours of sleep total last night…6.5 in a row. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to do that. I went to bed at 9:30 lol
But now what?!? We are going to attempt to keep his nap at an hour today and see if that helps tonight. I don’t mind 7am but before that I’m not a happy camper.