Today was meet the teacher… as in meet Katy’s KINDERGARTEN teacher. KINDERGARTEN. How is it that this little girl is ready for Kindergarten.
But boy, is she ready… more than ready. She is so excited and can’t wait for tomorrow. She ADORES her teacher Mrs. Curry who is the epitome of the kindergarten teacher. She is kind and sweet and has a great hand washing routine. She is aware of Katy’s special heart and respects that there are no limitations. All of my fears were quickly put at ease when I learned that Mrs. C. herself is dealing with a bit of immunosuppressant herself. So she is very familiar of all the risks and fears and things that we are watching for to help keep Katy as safe as possible.
I found it funny, maybe a bit annoying of the people who felt that as if Miss Katy hasn’t been singled out enough that for some reason she wasn’t entitled to a free and safe public education. When the words were first stated. That stung and I waited to respond. I just can’t believe that someone could believe that their unvaccinated children had more of a right to be in a public school. I know for Kate… It would be the worst thing we could do for her. She needs to be away from Mike and I … She has spent much to much time with both of us for most of her life. Not just in the sense of normal interaction parents with parents as many children have with their parents. Given Katy’s medical needs she is with Mike and I a lot. More so I can’t believe that they on some level think that they have the right to tell Mike and I what to do for Katy. We have been making these decisions alone for the last 5 years and so far I’d say we have done very well. Given that she was a baby we were told to terminate.
I will have official back to school pictures posted tomorrow. If you get nothing else from my vaccination post RANT… please leave with this… There are 20 + kids in your child’s classroom add a teacher or two… if your child is sick be courteous and keep your child home. No one wants your germs… especially my kid… because while most kids can fight it off with a day or two in front of the TV chances are she is headed to the ICU where we will pray by her bed side that the runny nose that some mom thought was no big deal doesn’t kill our baby girl.