A Question to all parents:

@ShellyB (5244)
United States
September 29, 2008 9:24am CST
Here it is: time to go and take the bus to school, what does your high school student tells you? Yeah, that he/she is not feeling great. In fact he/she is sick to their stomach, etc, etc. What do you do? *I had to keep her home just because I can't assume she is lying all the time and she seldom misses school I think^
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
29 Sep 08
You cannot assume she is lying all the time. You never know with a kid, maybe they are, maybe they aren't lying. In her case, better to stay home since the school will not let her come home by herself and we have no car to go and get her if she gets sick at school
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
30 Sep 08
So very truth, plus it is not pleasant to hear that one's daughter has been puking in some areas of the school. Eeek!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I agree, EEK! Also the embarrassment of trying to explain to them that we don't have a car to jump into and drive over there lickety-slit and pick up the little puker
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@madasp (563)
• United States
29 Sep 08
This is a hard one. I actually made my son get on the bus one day bacause I thought he was making it up(he seemed fine the night before and all morning). Then a half hour later I get a call from the bus driver asking me to meet him in town because my son had just thrown up all over the back of the bus! I felt so guilty for not believing him. To make it worse it was his tenth birthday. So now I have a really hard time when they tell me (at the last minute) that they don't feel well because I have to decide if they just didn't finish their homework or if they really don't feel well. They usually get to stay home, though, because that episode is always in the back of my mind.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I know what you mean, in my case is harder becuase even if the bus driver could do that (this is a city bus btw) and I really have no way to rescue her right away, besides her being miserable for another hour before coming home ( that is if she never makes it to school otherwise school calls me and there is more time for the kid to feel miserable at school) Thanks for the response.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
I don't have this problem yet. But i'm hoping that when it comes time for me to have to decided weather I think my child is really sick or faking it. I sure hope I know. I also hope if she's faking being sick she can tell why she's doing it incase theres something going on that I need to know about. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I know what you mean, I hope you are able to tell when that time comes. Thanks for the response and have a nice day.
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