Well, the H1N1 flu is all the news in the Dallas area. Schools are closed all over, my 15 year old daughter's district being one of them. The day the announcement was made, she was already at home...sick. No, she does not have the swine flu, but on that particular day, we were not sure.
Friday, May 1
Rebecca, "Mom, my throat hurts and I have a fever."
Self, "I guess you need to stay home. You might have to see the doctor."
Rebecca, "No. I don't need to see the doctor. I know I do not have swine flu."
Self, "How do you know? You have the symptoms."
Rebecca, "I do not have all the symptoms. Besides, if I did, I can stay home and get over it just fine. I won't need to see the doctor."
Self, "I think we should have you tested. It can be very serious and you could die."
Rebecca, "Mrs. Schimmel says that the ones who are dying are in Mexico. And the reason they are dying is because their water is contaminated. People in America are fine. They can stay home and recover just fine. Mrs. Schimmel said so. She knows everything. She is a biology teacher."
Self TO self, "Well, I guess I was just put in my place. Mrs. Schimmel knows everything? Well!" Hmf!
Rebecca doesn't have the swine flu. And school is still canceled for a week.
I wonder if she would clean her closet out if Mrs. Schimmel said she needed to? I think I need to make a phone call...........
(or go back to school and become a biology teacher!)