Barfing Our Way Back to School

Written by mom - 4 Comments

Our three oldest went back to school this week. The first day had its share of bumps in the road. I barely slept the night before for fear that I had forgotten to fill out one form or another or that I would forget to pack a snack. Everything went off without a hitch: boys were dressed in their new school t-shirts, hair was styled (with gel, no less!), breakfast was eaten, teeth were brushed, shoes and backpacks were donned, and pictures were taken. Even the bus was on time. Without a hitch? Not!

The school bus wasn’t air-conditioned and the air in the bus got very rank. It didn’t help that someone had run over a skunk the night before or that the cow pastures were wafting in (we live sort of in the country). Son #2 took a few whiffs of that nasty amalgam of scents and promptly threw up all over himself and the bus.

Son #1 lovingly protects and directs his younger brothers at school, and so it fell upon him to take his stinky brother to the nurse’s office. What did the school do? Gave him a clean pair of shorts and sent him to class. In fact, I didn’t hear about any of this until the boys came home that afternoon and Son #2 was in a different pair of shorts. I was actually thankful that the school hadn’t bothered me with something as trivial as a stench-induced vomit. They handled it admirably without involving me. I’m hoping the ride to school from here on out will be less… Barfy? Vomitrocious? Eventful.

Published on August 10th, 2007 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
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  1. I can’t believe that your kids are back at school already, over here they’ve only been off for a couple of weeks.

    Here’s to hoping for no repeats in the future.

    Comment by plonkee — Aug 10th 2007 @ 5:16 pm
  2. I’m surprised. Around here a kid sniffles or has a “fever” of 99 and the school sends them home and they are required to get a doctor’s excuse.

    Comment by Karen — Aug 11th 2007 @ 11:52 am
  3. Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life. It will be posted at midnight (PDT) at http://www.jhsiess.com!

    Comment by JHS — Aug 13th 2007 @ 1:16 am
  4. I’m amazed that they didn’t call even though I agree it was a good choice. In this litigious society, every minor bump seems to get a call from our school. I wish they would use more common sense as it seems your school does.

    Comment by come clean — Aug 29th 2007 @ 11:37 pm

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