Friday, March 30, 2012

Wile E. Coyote

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Today my big girl is putting on her dancing shoes! You know Wile E. Coyote? The clever critter that attempts to outsmart the Road Runner? That is LP.

I am working from home. The girls are at school. Doing work from my kitchen, drinking tea from my own mug, enjoying the quiet and being quite productive.

The phone rings.

"Hi, this is the school nurse. There is no emergency." LOVE when they start off this way. This is someone that is clearly experienced in school nursing and parents. "Just want to let you know that LP has been to see my three times today. She says her head hurts. She doesn't say headache, and she doesn't have a fever, and she is eating fine, and playing outside fine and doing her work fine."

"Thanks for calling. What would you recommend I do?" In writing this sounds insincere, but I was 100% sincere. Really.

"You don't have to pick her up and I wouldn't even recommend it, I just wanted to see if you thought there was something else?"

"Well, she has been congested. I wonder if she has sinus pressure? I am working from home today...{I hear the bells going off over the nurses head at this point}, so I guess she could take the bus instead of going to the after school program."

"Now it makes perfect sense. I tend to see kids a lot when their parents is working from home. They don't tell me the parent is working from home until the second or third visit, but it is common! I bet she will have a big smile on her face when she finds out."

Oh, little girl, you may think you outsmarted me...but Road Runner has been at this game a lot longer than you!

1 comment:

Wenderina said...

Ooh. She's one step away from writing her own notes to get out of school, gym, etc. Been there. Done that.