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I lost my perfect attendance status!

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September 26, 2012 by vlittle528

Three days. That is it. Three days until my son reached 100% attendance on his first track on for kindergarten. And then my husband got an abscess, which was a result of the virus that causes strep and his chewing habit that for some stupid reason he refuses to give up (even though I talk about cancer and issues such as this all the time. I also remind him of what we can be doing with that money other than wasting it on his habit. Like me drinking wine or something 😉 ). Anyway. So last night my son started crying in his sleep about eleven. I went in and comforted him, but it was plain to see that his throat was hurting him while he was sleeping. So, I partially woke him up, gave him some tylenol and went back to bed. A few hours later, the same little man came into my room just sweating and crying. I could tell his throat was hurting when he simply tried to swallow or breathe. We were up A LOT. We got a few hours of sleep, and then this morning when he woke up he said he didn’t want to go to school. I said okay but no video games. Suddenly he wanted to go to school. But then he didn’t because it hurt to eat. But then he did because he felt better. But then he didn’t because it hurt to drink. But then he did because he wanted to see his friends. He didn’t have a fever. But, in my haze of non-sleeping, I just said no. I would prefer you not get any more sick. The second the clock turned and he should have been pulling out his colored pencils and joining the rest of his class in the Pledge of Allegiance (yes they say it and I am happy about it), I felt the “I should have made him go” guilt. Three days for perfect attendance. Not only that, but only three days until he tracks off for a few weeks. He couldn’t survive three hours at school? I guess it is too late now, so I will just justify it to myself by thinking that maybe I saved myself some money on a Dr.’s appointment if a kid would have wiped his snot on my son while his immune system is already down. Luckily my son slipped this note under the door while I was working to ease my guilt of not sending him to school.

Three days. That is it. Three days until my son reached 100% attendance on his first track on for kindergarten. And then my husband got an abscess, which was a result of the virus that causes strep and his chewing habit that for some stupid reason he refuses to give up (even though I talk about cancer and issues such as this all the time. I also remind him of what we can be doing with that money other than wasting it on his habit. Like me drinking wine or something 😉 ). Anyway. So last night my son started crying in his sleep about eleven. I went in and comforted him, but it was plain to see that his throat was hurting him while he was sleeping. So, I partially woke him up, gave him some tylenol and went back to bed. A few hours later, the same little man came into my room just sweating and crying. I could tell his throat was hurting when he simply tried to swallow or breathe. We were up A LOT. We got a few hours of sleep, and then this morning when he woke up he said he didn’t want to go to school. I said okay but no video games. Suddenly he wanted to go to school. But then he didn’t because it hurt to eat. But then he did because he felt better. But then he didn’t because it hurt to drink. But then he did because he wanted to see his friends. He didn’t have a fever. But, in my haze of non-sleeping, I just said no. I would prefer you not get any more sick. The second the clock turned and he should have been pulling out his colored pencils and joining the rest of his class in the Pledge of Allegiance (yes they say it and I am happy about it), I felt the “I should have made him go” guilt. Three days for perfect attendance. Not only that, but only three days until he tracks off for a few weeks. He couldn’t survive three hours at school? I guess it is too late now, so I will just justify it to myself by thinking that maybe I saved myself some money on a Dr.’s appointment if a kid would have wiped his snot on my son while his immune system is already down. Luckily my son slipped this note under the door while I was working to ease my guilt of not sending him to school.

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