Weekly OPEN thread: How's things?
I've got the Covid.
Hi everyone! I sat down to think of a thread topic today and my brain clouded over. I finally have Covid for the first time (no idea how I eluded it for three years), almost certainly from the conference I attended last weekend. I started feeling a tickle in my throat on Monday afternoon; Tuesday morning it felt like a bad cold and I took a Covid test (negative); by Tuesday afternoon, I was spiking a fever and felt pretty yucky. I then went to Twitter and saw that a bunch of people who were at the conference with me had just tested positive, so I began isolating in my guest room. I tested positive yesterday morning.
Anyway, I’m now technically on day four and I’m feeling a lot better this morning. My high fever is down, among other things. But I still can’t think straight, so I don’t have a thread topic for you. So this week it’s an OPEN THREAD. Feel free to share anything or ask for suggestions from fellow parents. How are you doing? What’s making you happy, sad or mad? Are you encountering a parenting issue you want some help with? Have you eaten anything delicious lately? Got any good book recs? Please share!
Hope you recover soon!! Ugh.
On my mind. We decided to switch preschools this week. It was a hard decision, but felt like my kiddo’s class was expecting too much (he’s 2, but in a class with 3-5 year olds!) and giving “guidance” in ways that made us feel uncomfortable. It’s crazy how much work it takes to engage with resources -- an OT to see if intervention is necessary, researching new schools, touring, teacher conversations.
I’m exhausted but thankful he’s in a spot that seems to be like it will be a good fit. Sending peace to all the parents who have navigated something similar.
I am going through the IEP process with my kindergartener and it is a lot. Reading the evaluation from the psychologist that outlines all of kid's issues - I totally agree with all the findings but its hard to see them written out in black and white. It makes overcoming them seem so daunting when in real life, I see signs of progress each day.
Kid is in a language immersion program and I tentatively plan to move them to an English-only school for 1st grade to remove an additional barrier for them. But they have a sibling also in kindergarten! So now we have to decide if we move both for logistical reasons - kid 2 will be fine either way but I'm kicking myself for not picking the "right" school for both of them in kindergarten (even though I went for our local, in bound school!)