I'm posting this here because it isn't difficult child-related even though it's about Duckie. Her allergies are through the roof: hives, allergic conjunctivitis and even a few itchy bug bites to boot. She 's been busy too; she had a four day week due to Memorial day but had her NYS Science Performance test, a field trip, a tap class, 2 dance finale practices, a Girl Scout meeting, a busy morning helping me with a yard sale and finally, she just spent over 8 hours at a recital rehearsal. She's tired, itchy and miserable. And she hurt her ankle while dancing and has a nasty bruise. She didn't tell me about it until we were leaving so it went without ice for about three hours. Ugh! I hope she sleeps well and feels better tomorrow. Some days it isn't easy being Duckie.