Saturday, August 16, 2008

So Here We Sit Waiting

This is the last free weekend before school starts. And life is not happening the way it was supposed to. Shocking! Not.
Friday was the day to meet the teachers, find out about the aftercare program, the lunch program & get the supply lists for Erin & the other children entering her school. After the meet & greet, David & I took Erin shopping for the supplies. The school, like many others around the country, has its own requirements for each grade. Can someone please tell me why they are requesting yellow folders that have holes so they can fit into 3-ring binders? Yellow is the only color that none of the stores have ordered. I can find red, orange, black, pink, purple, blue, green BUT NOT YELLOW!! So now I have 9 folders in yellow without holes & 9 folders in pink with holes. And let's not forget that we need to send in a 6-pack of Elmer's glue sticks with NO color. Ha! No one can find them anywhere!
In the middle of 2 shopping trips, we decided to take Erin to see her dr. She's an allergic kind of kid but for the last week, the allergies have been out of control. She's got this really wet cough. Unfortunately, we couldn't get in to see The Amazing Dr. Liang, but her partner Dr Cheresnick had a free spot. The neat part about Dr Cheresnick is that it was his son Justin who told me about Dr Liang back when David & I were paperchasing.
Anyway, it turns out that Erin is in one of her allergy loops so she's on albuterol for a week till it's done with. So now we have a kid who is attached to boxes of tissues, coughing her brains up & hyper to the Nth degree. She missed one birthday party today & will probably miss the one tomorrow. Thankfully, Erin understands that while she isn't running a fever, she really can't be out & about.
So here we sit. Waiting. For Erin to get back to normal.


Sandra said...

LOL on the school supplies. I hear your frustration!

I'm sorry Erin is not feeling her best. I hope she gets back to her normal self real soon!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I am so sorry to hear that Erin is not feeling well. I hope that she makes the turn for the better tomorrow.

I remember hating the school supplies lists; they were always a pain in the arse to fulfill. So far with the DD we are in the easy stage as far as supplies ;-)

Candy said...

Hope Erin is feeling better real soon. Did you try the Staples and those types of stores for the folders & glue sticks?

fricke92 said...

Poor thing! Hope she is feeling better before school starts.

Michelle said...

Tammie - do you want me to look here for yellow-holed folders and glue sticks? I could mail them down!

Hope Erin starts to feel better quickly. Alergies are a drag

Tammie said...


You really are so sweet! Thank you for the very kind offer, but I'm going to give it one last try today. I'm going to take Candy's advice & check out Office Depot & such.

Super Mommy said...

Oh how frustrating - hunting for school supplies. I am so glad our PTA buys the supplies and we can order them from there. Saves LOTS of headaches and searching for YELLOW folders!!

Sorry to hear Erin is ill. Poor baby, hope she gets well soon.