Today, in all the flurry of Valentine’s Day, one child began coughing. He clearly didn’t feel well. As I walked over to him, he looked up at me and said, “I don’t feel good.”

I felt his forehead and it seemed warm so I whisked him off to the nurse. She quickly took his temperature and reported to me, “Ninety-nine degrees – he’s all right for now… keep an eye on him.” (On a side note, our school nurse is nothing less than a rock star. I told her so and she seemed pleased.)

With that we went back to the celebration of opening Valentine’s. The child walked up to a parent who was helping and said, “Well, I’m ninety-nine percent sick.”