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Andy fifteen year old Birthday Picture 2011

The other day Andrew stayed home from school.  He has been adjusting to an intense schedule.  Early Morning Seminary starts at 6:10 am (This is a religion class for LDS teens that takes place at our local church every morning an hour before school begins), then to school, then soccer practice, and now he has soccer games two or three times a week.  He has also continued his landscaping job a few hours a week and has been helping to care for a neighbors yard while they were out of town.  With church attendance and never ending church activities, (teen dance on Saturday night), and scouts on tuesday nights, he has been busy!

I could tell he was getting overwhelmed on sunday and he was showing classic signs of dehydration and illness by sunday night.  I was not surprised on monday morning when he requested to stay home to sleep.  I have a different philosophy on this topic than most Parents.  I believe it is wise to allow a child to stay home and rest and rehydrate rather than force them to school and tell them to suck it up and be a man.  On Monday he had an away game for Soccer, and while I do not like him missing a game for an illness that was not serious in nature, if he had done his normal schedule, I have no doubt that the illness would have been shoved deeper into his tissues, thus requiring more time down the road for healing…

Instead he stayed home and bathed several times and I applied all of the oils in the Raindrop Technique Kit from Young Living.  This fabulous application costs about fourteen bucks per treatment – each kit comes with enough oils to do eleven or twelve “raindrops”.  By Monday night he was feeling much better and yesterday went back to his busy, activity packed life.Read More »