As I mentioned last week when you noticed her red and puffy eyes she gets hayfever. You sighed and said that Nagano was in for a rough season with cryptomeria pollen. I agreed.
I realise that you are used to dealing with the full gammet of childhood illnesses- measles, mumps, chickenpox, colds, flu, roseola, hand foot and mouth etc etc where children get sick, stay home for 3-5 days and come back fighting fit.
Hayfever is not like that.
The hayfever season will probably last until the rainy season washes the pollen away so we're looking at a good couple of months of hayfever.
So, daily messages that she still has a runny nose, she's still lethargic, she still has trouble sleeping and she still isn't 100% are not unexpected on this end and not really news anymore.
Especially after I went to the trouble of translating that whole list of hayfever symptoms for you. You know the one that included: sneezing, runny nose, congested nose (hence the mouth breathing) fatigue and trouble sleeping.
The fact that you run through the poor kid's maladies in front of her each afternoon is giving her a complex. She thinks she's getting in trouble for being lethargic.
So do you think we could maybe switch to weekly rehashes of the symptoms of hayfever rather than daily ones? Think of all the time we would save! And you could preserve all that saved space in her communication notebook for letting me know that she (still) prefers drawing pictures to dancing like a bamboo shoot with the rest of the group.
Oh, and I have hayfever too and mine comes with irritability. Just so you know.