What’s Your Definition of Sick Day?

If your child is home sick, but he isn’t running a fever or showing any other symptoms. Is your child sick?

My son threw up last night twice — TMI, I know, but I need to add it for the story to make sense. He threw up, fell back to sleep, and woke up looking happy as a anything. Running around. Demanding f0od and snacks. Clamouring for the TV. Begging to play a game. Basically, he was his usual happy self.

Except for the part where the bus showed up at the end of the driveway and drove on without picking up my son. He couldn’t go to school because of last night, so stay home he did.

For 10 years I always had a younger than school-aged child at home. My son and I would have great fun during the school day while his sisters were at school. I was sad to see him get on the bus, but just the tiniest bit relieved to finally get to do what I wanted to do.

When I have a child home sick it knocks my rather silent routine off track. I can;t sit and stare at my screen for hours without talking to a soul. I become the fetcher and carryer of drinks, soup, blankets, pilows, and other accoutrements of staying home from schoolness.

Hopefully our routine will be back to normal tomorrow. Right?

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