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#1 LifeisaGarden

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

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

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:59 AM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:00 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

If you have a 101 fever, you will be doing 101 fever activities like laying in bed and laying in bed some more.
I better not catch you eating a popsicle or dancing around to Justin Bieber music videos.
You better be asking for soup and if you ask for Pizza you'll be back in school within 10 minutes.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

The poor kid feels horrible. She's still running a mild fever, she looks pale and has that sick look going on. She is laid up on the couch with the cat & dog, a few stuffed animals and her favorite blanket. I'm letting her watch cartoons and right now Jimmy Neutron is on. I love Jimmy Neutron! Every time I ask her a question she whines & groans her answer. She actually just asked for something to eat.

At least I know what I'm going to feel like in a few days. I might as well go ahead and make some soup and go to the store to buy up some sick products.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

I mean I see Inmicus' point, and if I thought my kids were laying out of school just because, then yeah, I'd make it so they didn't want to do that... but the weird thing about my kids is that they actually like going to school... a concept that was completely foreign to me when I was their age, so I don't generally have to worry about them skipping out...

Plus we can generally pretty easily tell if ours are actually feeling bad or not...


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