Tuesday, June 23, 2009

When the Teacher Gets the Flu/I'm No Swine!

Okay, well...who'da thunk it, Spot? The teacher gets the flu and they have to close the whole school. Well, no Spot, that's not why they're cutting off your year book signing, awards ceremony and all that end-of-the-year hoopla, silly. I don't want you blaming me for one more darn thing, there fella!

But boy, some of you guys (and girls) could've thought a little more about all this with all your advil-sneaking-coughing-all-over-the-rest-of-us behavior. You can't have a temperature and come to school on the same day, no matter what you do. Even if Tylenol lowers it. We're just one, big germ pool out there! Did you know I've been washing desks after school for three weeks now?

And no, we're not sure I have the Swine Flu. The doctor said no more testing to figure out which is which. The old-fashioned rock 'em, sock 'em flu is out there too, and he says it's worse this year than the swine. Oh, I know, the kids are having a good old time out there, Spot...I mean, Oink. But lasso 'em back in there, buddy...we gotta celebrate all the very cool things we did this year, but most of all Spot--we gotta savor our time together! It's almost day 183, let's have a good old time together! (If you have a fever...stay HOME!)


  1. Flu is flu...swine or otherwise. I'm glad you're back in the pink. Your blog piece is very light hearted but flu is serious business. Stay well.

  2. Glad you are feeling well enought to be feisty! We had it here last January. It hung around for about 3 weeks. It frustrates me how a student can vomit or have a fever in the morning, and the working parent sends the child in anyway to "see what happens". Then everyone gets sick. Hopefully this go around will help make flu season next winter be a little less intimidating and dangerous.

  3. I agree with both of you...this is no laughing matter. What people need to know is that if a child wakes up with a fever, their body is telling them something...and it's not, "Take two advil/tylenol and go to school!" This flu started with a cough, the temp. showed up the next day and it was low grade. The temp increased and that is what boosted my white blood cells and helped me fight the fight. That's how it's gotta be. We knew that before the pharmaceutical companies took over a person's ability to judge their own body's needs!