Storm Trooper


This morning Nikisha woke up with a tummy ache. I asked her if it was because she was hungry. She said it was, so I gave her some cereal and milk. When she finished, I had her brush her teeth. She did, but just as I was telling her to get dressed, she quickly put her hands to her mouth and said “Mommy. I need to blow up!”.

She rushed to the restroom, closed the door and threw up. When she is finished, I had her wash out her mouth. I told her that she didn’t have to go to school if she’s sick and that she can stay home with her sister and me. She shook her head side-to-side and said she didn’t want to stay home. She wanted to go to school.

She said something along the lines of “I blow up three times. Then four didn’t come. I’m better now” and it was so darn cute I had to laugh a little.

She got dressed and we headed out to the bus stop. It was sprinkling and there was a light fog, so when we got to the bus stop, I asked Nik if it was okay for mommy and baby to go stand in front of the office where the rain won’t get us. At first she was scared, but I told her that I’ll be right where she can see me and I’ll be watching until she gets on the bus and it leaves. She agreed to it and gave me a big hug and kiss. I stood at the office watching as the bus arrived, the line started moving, and Nik timidly made her way to it. Since she was small and slightly scared, everyone kept passing her, but overall she did great.

She made it through the 3.5 hours she was gone without having to throw up again. She got home and couldn’t wait to tell me the new rhyme she learned in school.

“C is for cow. C is for cat. C is for caterpillar.. on my hat!”

I’m so proud of my little trooper.

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