While we were in Brasil, Gabi's preschool mail slot got so full that the staff had to find somewhere else to keep it. Since the pile was tucked away in someone's office, it took until this afternoon for me to remember to ask for it.
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind has heavy meaning in my life. It's why I make lists.
Anyway, the pile o' mail was just FULL of illness notices. Here's what we missed during the four weeks we were gone:
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Pink Eye (again)
Good Lord! Talk about a cesspit. I don't know what the heck happened in San Diego over that four weeks to cause such an outbreak, but I'm ever so thankful to have missed it.
Out of all of those things, I'm especially happy to have avoided the lice and scabies. I will gladly take puke and puss over bugs any day.
Maybe it's a good thing that Gabi refused to go to preschool in Brasil. Who knows what their list of common childhood illnesses would consist of. If there's a country where creepy crawling things the size of a pen head are considered normal, it's there.