Amelie got sick the first day of Christmas break (and of course I'd already told the kids we could go to Bonkers. We made popcorn and watched a Christmas movie on TV instead). Her friend Hattie, who was supposed to go with us, also came down with a cold -- I figure they picked it up at school.
It's just a snotty cold, but so far she's missed a solstice party, my work party, and now she's going to miss the pageant and carols at church tonight. (And it's a tradition!) I think she can go to the magic tree afterward (also tradition) since that's outdoor and we won't be interacting with the other kids/families.