Tuesday, 4 September 2012

School Time Stings

Last week, while walking to our car near Miss A's school, the kids and I were swarmed by wasps and Miss C and I were stung. She, on her finger and I on my forearm, the back of my thigh above my knee, my ankle and my neck. All on the left side of my body. Those little suckers hurt. Miss C was stung first, so I ran to her rescue. They were all over her, on her head, all over her clothes. She was, understandably, freaking out. I had no idea what you're supposed to do in a situation like that, so I yelled to the other kids to run to the car, and I started swatting them off Miss C. I didn't know what else to do. Of course, they got mad and started stinging me too. I quickly gave up on trying to get them off her and told her to run too. I was being swarmed and stinging like crazy at this point, so I just told Miss C to RUN!!! We ran towards the car, which was parked at the other side of the school. When we got to the car, the kids all hopped in but I couldn't get into the car, because I was still covered in wasps. My rolled up capris had wasps in the folds, I could still hear wasps that were stuck in my hair. It was pretty awful. I used a map from the car to swat wasps that were still attached to my pants and shoes. All while listening to my little sweetie screaming in pain. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
When we got home, we coated her sting in a baking soda paste and gave her some Advil. The poor girl fell asleep from sheer exhaustion from crying so hard. It was sad.
 Miss A was very sweet and wanted to do something to make her feel better when she woke up. We decided to make her a Barbie car. Miss A painted hers silver and we spray painted the one for Miss C with some leftover spray paint we had sitting around. The cars are lacking wheels, so we just called them boats. I love how Miss A wanted to have feathers sticking out the back of hers. All I did was spray paint the red one, hot glue them together and cut out the holes, the girls did the rest when Miss C woke up.
 They are still playing with those cars now, though some of the jewels have fallen off.
 On another topic, today was Miss A's first day of Grade 1. She has been looking forward to it. I have been looking forward to having a routine again, though I have loved having the kids all home for the summer. Now that Miss A is in school M-F all day long, I will miss her, so will the other kiddos. Miss C was very excited to see that Miss A's pre-school classroom is directly across the hall from Miss A's classroom. She was so excited this morning. I hope she continues to love learning through her life.
 Have a great school year Miss A!

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