Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Kids Calling Home Sick From School

We have been dealing with one sick kid after another for almost 3 weeks now. Its been a rough time. We did get a break this weekend which was nice,  however, come Monday another kid was sick. Then, I get a call from my son's school saying he had a tummy ache, right after I arrived home from the doctors with my daughter.  Anyhow, I was a little hesitant being that he was the first one sick and has been better for a little while. The Nurse said that he thought my son was fine but my son said he felt like he was going to throw up. So I said I would come and get him. Upon arriving to the school he was big smiles. I sat with him and the nurse to talk to him about how he was feeling. After chatting with him he had come clean that he felt fine and lied. Then I had him go back to the class to tell the teacher he wasn't being honest with her and that he was sorry and really just wanted to go home. He was super shy about telling her - it was cute. By telling her I felt like he was having to own up to his lie even though we have all said a lie to get out of school. I wasn't mad more just had a hard time keeping a straight face. Have you had to deal with something like this? What was your approach?

Here is a video of us having fun talking about his day calling home sick from school.




23 comments:

  1. That happened to me when my daughter was in kindergarten. I feel like she just enjoyed seeing the school nurse, as odd as that sounds. Now, 2 years later she tells me she would "be sick" in the nurses office so she could play with the cool toys she had in there.. lol! Kids, got to love them!

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  2. Omg I love how you asked him to go tell his teacher he was actually lying, kinda sweet really!

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  3. Oh no! I hope you are all getting better. :( The change in the climate sparks the flu season. I need to beef up the Vitamin C supply at our home!

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  4. Lol...this is too cute and funny! My son is too young yet, but I am sure I will face this more than once. I was a teacher for 8 years and it happened quite often with students. I would like to have thought it wasn't because they were bored, but probably were ;) I thought it was a great choice to have him go and apologize to the teacher. It teaches him responsibility and ownership. Great post...thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I feel like my three year old already tells me she's sick to stay home from activities she's not excited about. Is she too young to know how to do this? ha ha! This is too funny. I love that you asked him to go and apologize to his teacher! Too many kids these days don't own up to their mistakes! Great job mama! :)

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  6. So hard to not get it once one member of the family gets sick! Hope you're all on the mend sooner than later!

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  7. I hope everyone's feeling better! The water keeps changing from breezy to down right cold so I've been feeling sick lately as well!

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  8. Oh what drama! Sorry that you are dealing with that!

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  9. I hope everyone starts feeling better soon! My daughter use to tell fibs about being sick she use to put a hot washcloth on her forehead then call me in the room to feel her head and , of course I let her stay home until I caught on. Love that you made him tell the teacher he was lying! Adorable video thanks for sharing! Kim @ This Ole Mom

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  10. Aw I hope everyone feels better soon. That's kind of sweet and funny that your son went out of his way to try to go home. I'm glad you helped him own up to the lie.

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  11. I love how you handled that issue about lying!

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  12. i think you handled this perfectly. we don't have kids.. but i def remember lying trying to get out of school before. haha

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  13. It's awesome that you addressed the lying issue immediately. I think at some point in time all kids do this. Even as adults there are days when you just want to be home.

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  14. Hope you feel better soon! We all caught a cold too and I hadn't been sick for over a year!

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  15. I remember always calling home just because I didn't want to be at school haha

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  16. Aww that's so good he confessed, that means he's an honest boy! My son is still 2, and I hope when he gets to that age, he will feel comfortable to open up too! I hope you all feel better soon!

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  17. I haven`t had to deal with this yet with my son as he`s only 8 months but I think when I was little I might have exaggerated a sickness once or twice to stay home. You handled it well!

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  18. I love how you handled it. If I were him, I wouldn't be faking a sickness again (at least until I got a new teacher!).

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  19. I used to call home from sick when this one girl used to bully me. My mom was pretty strict about calling home, but if I was sick in the morning I was able to stay home. Some days are just rough, even as adults we wish we could fake call in.

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  20. LOL! I used to play that game all the time with my mom. Finally, she started 'mental health' holidays for me where she would show up on a school day once in a blue moon to take me out to the 'doctor', but we would end up going to see a movie or going to a park. Sometimes, a day off for me is just when the doctor ordered ;)

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  21. My little brother gets migrains and I know he's used that excuse to get out of going to school. You're right we all do it and sometimes adults do it to get out of work. It's great that you're instilling honesty in him early so at least he has the conviction of knowing right from wrong :)

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  22. sounds like a cute experience!
    I can't wait to have these little moments with my little one!

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  23. Awww! My little one isn't old enough to talk yet but ohhh haha these moments are definitely gonna be an experience!

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