Ella, striking a pose
I cannot believe how fast the summer has gone. On Monday, my little Ella will be starting Kindergarten. It is so hard to believe; exciting; terrifying. She cannot wait. Today they had a Milk & Cookies orientation event at her school. It was hosted by her teachers. I have been looking forward to it as an opportunity to talk to her teachers about all of the ins and outs of her various food allergies. But alas, I have been stuck in bed for the past 3 days with a nasty cold. And today, my throat was hurting me so bad that I completely lost my voice. The only place I was headed to was the doctor's office.
Thankfully, we have had the help of our beloved babysitter all week. She took both kids to the event, after I threw some allergen free cookies in the oven for Ella to enjoy. My husband went to school before heading to his office to try and get a moment to talk to her teacher. But she was in the midst of a CPR class at that moment (pretty cool) and he wrote her a note, asking her to give us a call so that we can discuss everything with her over the phone.
All of my other "to do" items have been checked off the list; got the Epi pens updated and new bottles of Benadryl are ready to be packed into her emergency kits, her updated Med Alert bracelet arrived just yesterday, everything is labeled, forms have been filled out and turned in. Now all I have to do is focus on getting healthy and to CALM my nerves. Ella will be starting up at a new school and there are a lot of new people for us to get to know. Thankfully, she has a small class and we live only walking distance away from her school.
But I will be on edge, at least until the school year gets rolling.