First Day of School: A Dad’s Thoughts

January 3, 2017 4:24 pm

Today is January 3rd, the first day of the new school year. We sent three-year-old Marc to school this morning and it sure was a chaotic affair after the┬álong year-end break. First, he did not want to get out of bed. And when we finally did, we had to get him into his school uniform kicking and screaming. [Him, not us.] It goes without saying that he wasn’t in the mood for breakfast. When we arrived at school, he did not want to get down from the car. I had to carry him all the way to school.

Now that school has started, I begin to worry about him getting sick once again. For most of us parents who send our kids to childcare, pre-school or kindergarten we all think about the next time our children will catch a virus just from going to school.

Marc used to attend an air-conditioned childcare centre before, and he was always catching a cold every now and then. It seems to be a vicious cycle as he would often catch another flu after he recovers.

The only thing I’m glad about is that we have Lollababy’s Nasal Aspirator on hand to ease our boy’s excess mucus should he catch a flu.

It’s a good thing the kindergarten he goes to now isn’t air-conditioned, so there’s a good circulation of fresh, and not recycled, air. And hygiene, frequent washing of hands, is a habit we are teaching our son.

Of course, there are so many good things about school, like how Marc can play with his friends again, and Mummy can have her coffee breaks too!