Yoda. Who would think? I found a Yoda peep-esque pop at the store the other day. As a treat for K-, I bought it and included it in her lunch with a note that said that she was to, "Eat it at Grandma's house." Lunchtime got the better of her, as well as her being a glutton for punishment, and she ate the whole thing. "Mom, it was just so delicious, I just couldn't stop."
After lunch, they had their class party. Why yes, with my child's history, you know where this is going. Apparently, she had pepperoni pizza where she actually ate the pepperonis. She never does that. She had a few bites of pizza, then a brownie followed up by a trip to the nurse.
She made it, but the nurse said that she nearly took her out.
I got the call at work. "Is this Amy? Amy L-?" "Yes." "This is the Health Aide at -- Elementary." "Oh, no." "K- is in my office and got sick." "She just had pizza." "Yes." :understanding tone as we had dealt with this in the past: "I think it is her reflux, but let me talk to her please." K- agreed that she thought it was reflux, but it freaked her out enough to say, "Mom, can you please come get me?"
How could I say no?
I left my co-workers stranded and hauled off to get my kid. I stood at the secretary's check out desk with tears in my eyes. "You know it's her birthday." The clerical assistant was so sad. We moved her birthday celebration to tomorrow night. We wanted to err on the side of caution. It's just not worth a slice of cake by potentially taking out the whole family with the stomach bug.
We hung out. I taught K- how to weave on her loom. Hubs built a Star Wars Lego ship (some Naboo thing) with K-. She played with Squinkies and we watched Christmas Vacation together. (Yes, some questionable bits, but K- knows what is right and wrong and knows that it isn't a wholesome movie. She wanted to watch it.) Hubs brought Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes home and we sang happy birthday to her with an "8" candle in one. (Not that we didn't have cake that we could have used. Dad brought those home special.)
It was a laid back night and it wasn't so bad. It was the first quiet birthday she's ever had. Frankly, it was kind of nice being able to just focus on her and not everyone else. A blessing in disguise, really.
She's back to her regularly scheduled programming. It's a good day.