Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the debate...

The first day back at school after a (too) long weekend.

Half of my kids are not feeling well.

Well. Of course.  One is legit, but she doesn't go to school.  Trying to figure out who is sick enough to stay home, or well enough to go to school and slog through it.

Generally, mostly a no-brainer.  But a particular child has a penchant for exaggerating symptoms of illness.
She is prone to a psychosomatic empathetic response when others have been ill.


We're waiting.

I don't send truly sick kids to school.  But I don't keep truly well kids home, either.

Lovely time of year, this.


  1. I thought you were going to talk about the republican debate. Same problem however - who is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? So hard to tell! Lots of motives going on. Maybe you are raising future politicians!