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Monday, December 13, 2010

Well, hello, Monday

All day yesterday Child 1 was trying to convince me that he was sick and couldn't go to school. He's a very bad liar, though, and not very convincing. Just being sad and adorable is not a good enough reason to stay home from school, dude. Sorry.

So, I was all ready to take the kids to school and go to work, but I woke up this morning and I whistled when I breathed. Huh. That's not supposed to happen. But I was still all ready to get them ready and go. Child 1 was still trying to convince me that he was sick. He's so cute. "I can't go to school today because I have a fever." I feel him, using my Momometer and he's not hot. "How do you feel?" I ask. "I feel like I can't go to school today." he says. Yeah, he's really bad at faking it.

Then I turn my attention to Child 2, who is bouncing around the room as usual, chasing the cat, throwing blankets at the cat, yelling at the cat, etc. I also notice that his nose is completely stuffed up, he's coughing a juicy cough and his eyes are red and crusty. Oh, god. I can't keep him home but send Child 1, who has been trying to convince me for a day now that he's sick, that would just be MEAN. What do I do, what do I do???

This is one of those parenting moments where you know you're hovering on an ethical line. He's sick, he really shouldn't go to school, but I have a client and I don't really feel like sitting in the house all day long with a sick and a not sick kid. Do I send him, knowing I'm being irresponsible? Or do I keep him home, even though I don't really want to? So, I ask Child 2 what he thinks. "Should you go to school today?" I ask. He says "No, I should stay home." Of course he says that, what else is he going to say? "Why?" I ask. He says, "Because I don't want to get my friends sick."

Shit, the kid is more responsible than I am. How the fuck did THAT happen? Okay, fine, we're staying home. I go and tell Child 1 the good news. He doesn't believe me. No, really, we're staying home today. I think he got a little teary.

So, now we're home, with 12 hours of nothing ahead of us. What the hell are we going to do today? I ask Child 2 what we're going to do today, and he says "We're going to do three things: First, we're going to do the thing that I do when I get home from school." "Play computer?" I ask. "Yes, play computer. The second thing we're going to do is chill out. The third thing we're going to do is take a little rest."

So, there you have it. This is what we're doing today:

1. Play computer
2. Chill out
3. Take a little rest.

So, I'll be here all day I guess. If anybody is around, feel free to take it upon yourself to entertain me.....



13 comments:

Big Daddy Autism said...

Fucking morals and ethics. I would have sent them into battle. Oh well.

Cheryl D. said...

Haha! At least I was able to send my sick daughter to school today in good conscious! She's been on antibiotics for two days, and the doctor said there's no reason she can't go--as long as she has a breathing treatment before she goes!

SCORE!

JennieB said...

You know how this is going to go down right? Child 2 will get better and you'll want to send him back to school. Then Child 1 will actually get sick and have to stay home.

Moe was borderline today but I sent him. Why do they get sick before break? I'm sure he'll be fine and climbing the walls during his 2 week off.

jillsmo said...

Oh, of course, and then they'll both be healthy but I'LL be totally sick right in time for the holidays.

This side of Typical said...

you know Jennie is right.

I'm not one to make a valid comment here, though. My kid is never sick. The constitution of a frickin' horse, this guy. i almost yearn for him to have a fever, because he can be snuggly and almost affectionate. But that feeling only lasts about a day...

jillsmo said...

Right there with ya, sister

lebelinoz said...

Have fun, today! I'm off to the boring old office to do some boring old HR exercise. I wish I could stay home and play computer with child R and child G.

Jessica said...

Has anyone actually made it to #3 or is everyone just bouncing off the walls enjoying being "sick"?

jillsmo said...

So far none of us have made it past #1

Tina@ www.theteethingmom.com said...

You are such a cool mom. I would've loved to be your child.

jillsmo said...

It's probably not too late!

Lynn said...

Sick days suck. Especially the week before a two week break. Also snow days. Which we have here and they sometimes land this week too. I do not need to make this upcoming break any fucking longer.

lebelinoz said...

@Lynn: Snow! Lol!

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