On Mother’s Day, Owen ran a fever of 101.8 so I kept him out of
school on Monday. He recovered quickly, only to learn the age-old,
hard-knock lesson discovered by countless generations of six-year-old
boys before him: Poison ivy is friend to no grade schooler
Endlessly red, puffy and itchy, he stayed home with me again on Friday.
Like many moms, when my child hurts, my maternal instincts heighten and unfailingly force me into slight panic mode.… Continue