A couple of weeks ago, Allegra asked if she could go to NY with her girlfriend. Said girlfriend was attending a family reunion and wanted to bring a friend, so she asked if Allegra could come along and while they were in NY, they'd do some shopping. I gave my permission.
I didn't talk to her much over the course of those four or so days. When she came back, she was really tired.
She's always tired. ALWAYS. This is a child that can sleep and sleep and then get up and sleep some more. She has a habit of staying up late, and she just could sleep all day. So when she came home tired, I didn't think much of it. Teenage girls, staying up late, talking, chatting - it's only natural she was tired. Yes?
As a bit of history, she's the one in the family who always gets sick as well. One of the other kids might bring home a cold - for Allegra, it morphs into bronchitis at least once a year. She's my kid who had pneumonia. She does not eat well, does not like to take vitamins, loves junk food with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. She stays up late and then wonders why she's tired. She has no resistance and is a run down pile of goo a lot of the time.