A Perfect Storm

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  1. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Indoor recess all day on Monday.
    Full moon.
    Friday the 13th.
    Tons of work due.
    7 more school days until the break.

    The adults are just trying to keep everything contained.
     
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    Earlier the week, one of my coworkers was literally walking around with a smoking sage stick to "smudge" her wing of the building. If I weren't so scent-sensitive, I would have asked her to hit my classroom.
     
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    I've too often half-joked about such.
     
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    Some sprinkled Holy Water might have helped.
     
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    My husband has this charm from Guatemala that we hang inside our front hall, according to the traditions related to the charm. Supposed to keep mad spirits out... perhaps I should bring it to school.
     
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    I so understand the thought behind the sage, but I, too, am scent sensitive and would have to say no. Backroads may have the answer with the charm!
     
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    Don't forget the Lysol for the germy kids!
     
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    I started the day with 5 away and 3 have left sick. I just hope I don't get what they have (although I probably won't since most of them have the "I have too much work due tomorrow and there's no way I'll get it done flu.")
     
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    I do find that the advantage to having lived significantly more years than the students is that I have a much better immune system that has been challenged in more ways than you can imagine. I'm first to get my flu shot, and all my other vaccinations are up to date. There is a theory that we do gain life-long immunity to each of the cold viruses that make us sick, and that subsequent "colds" are caused by one of the viruses we haven't had yet. I experience each cold with the thought that "that is one more cold virus that I will never get again." If I live long enough, I should be "cold proof". My 94 year old MIL no longer gets colds, the closest thing I have to proof that the theory is true!
     
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    That's a great theory. Hope it's works out for me. For now, I prefer not to be sneezed on or coughed on. I just emailed a parent about a student who wanted to sleep all day and coughed and sneezed all week because he's sick but keeps coming to school.
     
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    That would be a valid request because of his classmates, at the very least!
     
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    I'm a bit curious to see an update on this one.
     
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    Has Mercury been in retrograde this entire school year? I'm totally NOT into astrology, but it sums up the ickiness of the past few months.
     
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    I had to deal with an injured duck on the playground during recess duty today, and my afternoon class, a very intelligent group of 5th graders, insisted a story about a goldfish dressing up as a shark could be nonfiction. I’m very over this full moon.
     
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    I'm much the same; I'm pretty much unaffected by the typical coughs and colds. It seems to be a gastro-intestinal bug going through my room right now, and that one is a bit harder to avoid. So far, I only have 2 marked out for today, and those are both for vacation days. They do have a math test and a major reading assignment due, so we'll see.
    That sounds so much like a conversation that would happen with my Grade 7 students.
     
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    Oh, when he was put on the bus yesterday afternoon the bus driver said that Dad told her he went to the doctor and is FINE :dizzy:
     
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    Fine as in he technically doesn't have the plague?
     
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    Well, he didn't come in today. I wouldn't be surprised if he had bronchitis since several people asked me about if he had it when they heard him coughing.
     
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    One of the most fascinating and cool posts I’ve read here in AtoZ!
     
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    Not here...I just found out we're no longer allowed to use any chemical cleaning products because parents are afraid of their little darlings being exposed to harsh chemicals o_O
     
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    My grown son used to use all kinds of disinfectant products at our house, and I'm scent sensitive. No matter how many times I would tell him that all of those products made it almost impossible for me to breathe, he would spray away. Where he works now, any kind of scented spray is forbidden because it can trigger asthma and cause the lungs to spasm, making it very difficult to get any air in. When a co-worker ignored the ban, wouldn't you know that it was my son who reacted with an asthma attack, his first. After that, he hasn't sprayed anything in my house - I guess the difference between when an attack is real or not depends on who can't breathe.
     

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