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Staying home from school because you're sick

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Our daughter is home from school because she has a 101 fever, sore throat/ cold symptoms.

When I was growing up it always seemed like I was being punished for being sick because my mom would make me stay in bed all day deeming that if I was too sick to go to school then I needed to be in bed.

I make her rest but I don't force her to stay in bed. I let her watch tv but if she seems well enough to do some work I have her practice her school work for a little while. I think it's most important to get plenty of rest so they can recover.

What do you do when your kids are sick or you're sick and at home from school?

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Video games

Hot Pockets

Movies

repeat...

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poop and puke. thats the only way i stay home. i don't get sick much though.

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Boose and strippers.

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I make them clean house... :)

Nah, if mine are sick, I just tell them to chill, watch TV, play Xbox whatever... doesn't really matter. If you're sick, you're sick...

Forcing them to lay in the bed all day is not gonna help anything.... plus mine are both old enough now to stay home alone so they do whatever they want anyway.

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I was like your mom when my daughter was young. Staying home sick was not something we wanted her to ever choose lightly so we gave her lots of love and care but it was a day of convalescing. It was not a "fun" day.

If she watched TV it was watching her Grandmas shows (Soap operas and talk shows) and there was no going outside or anything that would be "fun" beyond reading.

Further, staying out of school meant foregoing any plans she may have had after school hours. It was a blown day.

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The Price is Right.

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Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheeses

Couple of my Disney videos

Nap

(wish it was still like this)

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50 lashings

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I used to play hooky all the time... I'd do whatever I wanted, like it was an extra weekend day or something... I'd even fake sick on days I was bussed to another school for AG classes, because my aunt lived close by and would come get me with no problem. I generally got away with skipping school and AG, sick or not, because I was usually ahead of the curve on classwork and knowledge of the curriculum.

My son's only 2, but when he's older and if he's sick I'll let him do what he wants and feels up to, so long as he isn't overexerting himself.

School work is overrated. So is mandatory "education." So is forced quarantine.

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I was like your mom when my daughter was young. Staying home sick was not something we wanted her to ever choose lightly so we gave her lots of love and care but it was a day of convalescing. It was not a "fun" day.

If she watched TV it was watching her Grandmas shows (Soap operas and talk shows) and there was no going outside or anything that would be "fun" beyond reading.

Further, staying out of school meant foregoing any plans she may have had after school hours. It was a blown day.

This.

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Lot of folks gettin' high and mighty on how kids should spend a sick day.

I wonder if the same folks are as strict when they call in sick from work. I'm sure everyone stayed in bed all day convalescing, except when they decided to be a real trooper and work for a couple of hours remotely. I'm also sure no one has taken a sick day for a hangover.

I'm not saying that you should use a sick day fraudulently, I'm very honest about if I am sick or not. I've not taken a sick day yet at my current job. But when I take a sick day, I'm gonna live it up in the confines of my apartment. I'm gonna watch OnDemand, play some games, order in delivery, and occasionally ride the Nyquil train to the snot bubble gates of Snoozytown.

And all I'm saying is, if I'm entitled to that as an adult, then I wouldn't be so zealous as to tell a kid he should spend his or her whole sick day in bed or watching Judge Alex. Come on, the kid is (allegedly) sick! That's just cruel to punish him or her like that.

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