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Our Son’s First Month in Nursery School

Time came by so fast and our son just completed his first month of nursery school and because of the Eid holiday, he will enjoy a week long vacation. So he will be back to his old sleeping and waking up habit. For sure we won’t be forcing him to wake up at 30 minutes past six. We’ll just have to give him more time while he don’t have a class because when it resumes, they will have a 4-hour full schedule already. And hubby doesn’t have to worry of his work schedule since we don’t have any problems with him riding in the school bus. We are also glad that someone is watching and guiding them while in the bus.

On the other hand, reports from his teacher shows that he has been enjoying his time in school and that week by week, he has shown some improvements in his behavior and attitude. He now knows how to say “please” when he ask for something then would reply “thank you” and will say “you’re welcome” when you said thank you to him. It is indeed a very heart warming to us and hoping that he will continue doing so though he still needs more follow-up because there were several times that he won’t listen to me and so does in the school.

And all of these great changes in his behavior didn’t just come without any handicap though. Because on his third week in school, he came home with a report from his teacher that he was throwing sand to his classmate during their playtime outside the classroom. It is truly unpleasant to learn and we are just hoping that it won’t happen again. We talked to him about it, that what he did is not right and he should not do it again. So far, it is the first displeasing incident that happened and we are hoping that when they return to school next week, nothing like this will take place again.

Is It Only a Simple Cold?

It’s been more than a week now that our son has stuffy nose and coughing a little bit. But I don’t think that it is influenza and could only be a simple cold. Well, actually he got it from the kids in our neighborhood when they were playing around. Add to that the weather condition right now that in the past few weeks was so hot. In fact, the outside temperature is more than 40 degrees already and just last week, a colleague of my husband posted on his FB the temperature that he got from his cars dashboard. You’re not going to believe it that it reaches 48 degrees already. It may not be that accurate but I’m pretty sure that it is just near that figure.

Anyhow, going back to our son, I think the souring heat outside has something to do with his present condition especially when it is cold inside the house. Our son is used to the cold environment because of his eczema that it flares up when his environment is too harsh for his sensitive skin. That’s right you’ll see big bumps and rashes that would cover almost every inch on his skin when he is exposed to so much cold and hot environment. It’s the reason why most of his days are spent inside the house, especially during summer. He can only go out either early morning or late in the afternoon. Unlike when we are in the Philippines, during our vacation, that he almost spent all the day outside playing with his cousins.

The only good thing about his present condition is that he doesn’t have any fever, which is great so we don’t have to give him some medicine at all or flu shots. Our only worries is his stuffy nose that affects his sleeping pattern and I think he don’t sleep that much at night.