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9:45 PM I forgot to mention yesterday that Elisabeth went to urgent care in the morning complaining about a sore throat. Of course, it turned out negative, but better safe than sorry (even if she missed nearly half a school day for what turned out to be nothing). Although Sophie's counts have been high, we are still a little worried about germs around here--then again, one or more of us has had some kind of upper respiratory thing for at least a month now and Susan is still coughing a fair amount.

Sophie stayed up way, way too late last night. She was still awake around 10 PM when we finally gave up and went to bed ourselves. I wouldn't doubt if she was awake when we were asleep! Of course, we all paid for it this morning when I was rushing around trying to get two girls out of the house, get myself showered and ready for an 8:30 meeting (Susan had left early for work today). Sophie complained a lot about her leg hurting this morning as well. In fact, I had to carry her to the car, from the car to school, and into the school where I put her down in a chair. This seems to be a side effect of the chemotherapy, as it happened once before. She was fine for the rest of the day, thankfully.

Two cute things to report. Yesterday, we shared with Elisabeth a story about when Susan was at camp and the campers would sing songs about not putting your elbows on the table: "Susan, Susan, if you're able, keep your elbows off the table!" We're trying to get Elisabeth to keep her elbows off the table. Well, tonight, we caught Susan with her elbows on the table. Elisabeth sang the song. Then, Elisabeth, Sophie, and I laughed so hard we cried. Susan was not amused! The second cute thing is that Sophie has been learning songs at school. Yesterday it was the days of the week song (to the tune of My Darlin' Clementine). Today, it was "I'm a little teapot," but Sophie could not get the words right. She would say, "I'm a little teapot, short and spout, here is my handle, here is my spout." Susan tried correcting her, and even went to the trouble of explaining what the word "stout" means. Sophie would have none of it. She would not change the way she sang the song! Yes, we have a headstrong child.