Anna June has a cold. She is experimenting with her hoarse voice. She fell in a parking lot last night, scraping her knee and elbow and cried/screamed all the way home. As she heard her voice change, she screamed more, as it was interesting and new. Unfortunately, this experimentation went on later in the evening, and resumed this morning. All the way into school she found reasons to scream: she thought I was going to forget her Show & Tell item (Ernie begins with E), she didn't like that I was brushing her hair, she didn't like the shoes she picked out, she hated her socks, etc.
The teacher has been put on alert to call if she gets worse. With her many years of tantrum-wrangling behind her, I am sure Ms. Kaye knows what to do. But I have to say that I was glad to get to work, where I have only adults to contend with. Even the constant hammering and drilling in my building will not deter me from this version of peace and quiet today.
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