The American School started the third quarter after school activities this week, and lucky for me, they allowed Sheridan to join in too, even though she doesn't even go to the school!! Both girls are signed up for (and just started) karate twice a week and soccer twice a week. They're enjoying the extra exercise and are excited about getting their karate uniforms on Tuesday. Pictures to follow later this week!
I took Sheridan to the Consulate doctor on Wednesday, and as expected, he had no idea what her rash was. Like many of you who commented, he initially thought it could be an allergic reaction... but to what? We hadn't introduced any new soaps, shampoos, or detergents... nor had we put on any new clothes, swam in any new pools, or been in contact with anything different or out of the norm in the previous week. Now this IS India, so it's entirely possible that she could have touched almost anything and we're experiencing the after effects. What I did know was that it sure didn't look like an allergic reaction, nor did it look like hives. And I was quite vocal about it. After answering the doctor's litany of questions, I proposed that her rash looked most like Pityriasis Rosea (thank you to the 5 people who suggested it!!). He actually agreed. It's viral, it hasn't spread to anyone else, nor do we know anyone who currently has it, and it doesn't itch or bother her one bit. The only downside is that it is showing no signs of going away, and now that he agrees it's probably Pityriasis Rosea, he won't administer any new immunizations until her spots fade. Whatever.
The tooth fairy made another appearance here on Friday. Riley finally lost her second tooth that had been hanging on by a thread since her first tooth came out last Sunday. I was at a ladies poker night when I received a text message from Matt saying that the second tooth was out. Unfortunately they couldn't find an envelope to put it in, so they wrapped it up in Kleenex and put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy. Of course, she was very concerned that the tooth fairy wouldn't know to come since it was SO late (around 8 pm). Matt assured her that she'd make it, which she did, leaving a note and 120 Rupees this time (a slight increase due to the tooth fairy stimulus plan.)
We had a packed weekend; attending 2 birthday parties, a cocktail party, an office luncheon, and a date night where we finally saw Slumdog Millionaire. Seeing it in here in Chennai engaged all the senses as we could actually smell what was depicted on the screen. And it wouldn't be India without a mosquito or two swarming around Matt throughout the entire film. But it was good. An amazingly raw movie, and honest depiction of what life is like in many parts of India. Including Chennai.
We have another busy week. I'm off to bed now to prepare for it...
Tooth #2 ... and the tooth fairy's note.