9.04.2008

Sick Days

Labor Day really threw me off this week. I thought Tuesday was Monday and today I keep thinking it's Friday! Maybe that's wishful thinking?

Punkin stayed home sick yesterday. Apparently lots of kids are getting the crud. Punkin said that one of her friends from class is getting sick but refuses to stay home. Apparently, this young lady has had perfect attendance since Kindergarten! Punkin's lucky if she has perfect attendance for the month!

I don't remember missing much school when I was a kid. I do remember practically needing to be on my deathbed before my mom would let me stay home sick. I think I got a few "perfect attendance" certificates in grade school. I'm pretty lax with Punkin. If she's not feeling well, she can stay home - and that includes the occasional "mental health" day. I sure wish my mom had done that for me...

5 comments:

danelle said...

Our rule has always been that if you stay home sick, you are "Amish". No tv, video games, etc. Only books and resting. We do away with a lot of the, dare I say "phony" "My tummy hurts" incidents that way!

StaceyG said...

Same here, Nelle. Though occasional TV is OK, most of the day is spent in bed resting.

creechman said...

When I stay home sick, it's all about "General Hospital

In fact (cough, cough), I might be catching something.

Reggie said...

Does the "No TV, video games, etc." hold even for the mental health day?

Bubba's Sis said...

Sometimes my mom would let me have a "mental health" day. I loved her for that! I'll do the same for my kids - only very rarely, tho.

I guess all the kiddos have brought their germs back to school with them, huh? Hope Punkin is feeling better!