Since then I guess the game has continued, but I hadn't heard much about it. But this weekend, KayTar was reading through her old emails and came across one from Nurse C about their previous plotting against Ms. B, so on Monday she went to school ready to get back into the fray. She came up with her own scheme in which Nurse C would put a bandage on a pretend ouchie and write "IT!" on it, then KayTar would get Ms. B to look at it during PE. That is exactly what she did! She went to PE with her fake wound and said, "Ms. B, I can't play in PE today because I've got a bad bo-bo...do you want to see?" And then BAM! KayTar got her. Hahaha! Sneaky little lady.
Then today in PE, KayTar really fell and got hurt and Ms. B knew that if she sent KayTar to the nurse, she would think it was a rouse, so instead she iced KayTar's knee in the gym and then they doctored up a different fake wound (complete with and "IT!" note and fake blood!) and went to the nurse together. They told me that this plotting really cheered KayTar up from her actual ouchie. So as they got close to the clinic, KayTar started moaning and wailing about her injury (for dramatic effect), then she sat down in the clinic, pulled up her pants leg to show the nurse and said, "Gotcha!!!" and laughed herself silly! Then the nurse tended to her real injury before sending her on her way.
She is having such fun being in on this little game! She loves the scheming and playing her little parts. I enjoy hearing about the stories, both in emails from the nurse and from KayTar's retelling on the way home from school. Beyond that, I am so thankful that she is in a school where so many of the staff have really gotten to know and embrace KayTar's silly, joyful, happy-go-lucky personality. It can be tough and worrisome to send a kid with complex medical issues off to school everyday, but the truth is that when I send KayTar to school I know that she is in wonderful hands. Her nurse is truly an angel and she doesn't only make sure KayTar's medical needs are taken care of, she makes sure she is happy and well-loved every day, too. I could not ask for more!
|Here she is "helping" me take photos of BubTar.|