Miss Vanessa called us this morning to tell us that K has stomach flu and Ralf went to pick her up. Still no fever, no aches, just general ickiness, so the good news is it's unlikely she's the second German swine flu victim.
I feel bad about this. First of all I hope no one else gets stomach flu, although the 'Warning - Stomach Flu' sign has been hanging on the Kindergarten door off and on since January so I'm thinking K was just the last one toget it. I made the wrong call yesterday but she was fine until this morning and I tried to make the best decision based on the information I had. So I'm not beating myself up too much.
OK, just a little.
But I really feel sorry for K. Not that her life is full of crushing disappointments and this was the one bright spot, but she was so excited about her 'big kids' overnight trip. And to totally rub in the misfortune, today's a gorgeous spring day full of special activities that she won't be able to enjoy with her friends.
It doesn't seem fair to get sick right on the super fun day, when there are so many boring regular days to get sick.
My poor little big girl. :-(
Any good tips on comforting a 5 year old after this sort of disappointment? I was thinking ice cream.