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Last week Thursday my son went back to school because he has got just enough energy (after being sick for a week) and the first thing that he asked me while I am dressing him is 'Is it Monday?'.

I think he finds it weird that he is starting school on a Thursday.

This week we really did start everything on a Monday. And its so nice to be back to our normal routine after being both sick. And my son has been raiding the fridge the whole week too meaning he is eating a lot.

His education has suffered so much this school year too. After being absent for a week and a half fom chicken pox and another week for fever he missed so much. He got his reading gauge last Friday and he stayed the same because the teacher said he cant answer the questions regarding the book. My son was so sad and told me that he was so tired while they are reading thats why he doesnt understand the book at all. I am blaming myself for this as I know he is not that well and yet I already sent him to school. All of his classmates are moving forward and he is not. Its just that he has been telling me how bored he is and I want to have some time to fumigate the house thats why I send him back to school last week. I changed the sheets and tried to clean everything while he is in school.

I am wishing that this is the last of the bug that we are going to get. In his healthiest my son is already the smallest in his class. After being sick he lost so much weight and its so heartbreaking to see his body now. I just want his body to fully recover. And I am so lost on how to do this. I feel so vurnerable to all this sickness that is going around! Its like getting sick every week is the trend for us. Hopefully not.

Back to school is my word/s of the week.

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Mar. 18th, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
Awww hun don't be hard on yourself. He will catch up and jist because he didnt answer does not mean to sy he doesnt know. He needs time with recovery,.he will get there, he is willing. Schools have .rubbish targets. I didnt start reading till I was 10 and. I got a 2:1 in Psychology X #wotw
Mar. 18th, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
If he is anything like my children, he will eat lots to make up for it, now that he is better. Every one grows at a different rate, so don't get bogged down comparing him to his classmates. My middle daughter and her best friend take turns at being the tallest. One over taking the other. Glad you are all feeling better. #WotW
Kim Carberry
Mar. 18th, 2016 01:55 pm (UTC)
Aww! Sending hugs! Don't be so hard on yourself. He is a bright boy so he'll soon catch up. I think with all the eating he is doing he'll soon gain the weight back too x
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:01 pm (UTC)
If he is eating a lot now, he will soon bounce back I'm sure. He will also catch up, all children learn at different rates and they all go through periods of slowing down, then spurting for a bit. I hope he feels properly better soon. #WoTW
Mar. 18th, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC)
It sounds like he's on the up if he's eating plenty again - that's always a sign I look for when my two are ill. I'm sure he'll catch up, too, they all do in the end x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Mar. 18th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
Glad to know you're both feeling better and don't worry about Sebastian, I bet when he's back in his groove he'll be making great progress in no time.
Cascia Talbert
Mar. 18th, 2016 11:57 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear he is feeling better and is back in school. Have a terrific weekend.
Debbie Roberts
Mar. 19th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hi Merlinda, my son was always ill when he was young and has always been underweight,so I can understand your worries.

My daughter has been off school for all of last week and the Dr has signed her off until next Tuesday, she wants to go back on Monday, as she's worried about catching up with her schoolwork. As her Mum I would rather she stayed off until she is 100% better, so her immune system is strong again.

Let your son be home as long as he needs to be strong again, you can always ask the school for work to do at home (if he feels up to it) if you are worried about him falling behind.

I am sure he will be back to his normal again soon.

Mar. 19th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC)
I hope that Sebastian (and you) you get a bit of respite from illness. It's horrible, particularly in winter it's one thing after another in this house , it feels relentless. Spring is just around the corner though!
Mrs Tubbs
Mar. 19th, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hopefully now he's feeling better he'll start eating normally again and the weight will go back on. I wouldn't worry too much, if he's missed some school because he's poorly, he should catch up quickly now he's back. If you've got the time, doing some extra reading with him and too him once he's back to full strength will help too. Don't stress yourself too much. Seeing hugs
Mar. 22nd, 2016 07:31 am (UTC)
Don't be hard on yourself. There are so many nasty bugs going round this time of year that kiddies seem to be constantly poorly. Xxx
Mar. 22nd, 2016 10:52 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear that your son has been ill. I hope he is back to full health now #PoCoLo x
Mar. 25th, 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry that your little one has been ill, I know how you feel because LP has the chicken pox at the moment. Hope everyone is feeling better really soon. xxx
Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo
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