What would you do?

@lilybug (21147)
United States
November 7, 2008 7:48am CST
My son has a doctors appointment this morning at 9:30 am. I kept him home from school because he would only be at school for 45 minutes before I had to go get him since the doctors office is about a 25 minute drive from his school. I need to go shopping for some things today too in the town I am taking him to the doctor. Should I take him back to school(he would get there around lunch time) and drive the 25 minutes each way to go back and go shopping or keep him out of school for the whole day? He would only be at school for about 3 hours even if I took him back, so I think it would count as an absence anyway. It seems like of pointless to me, but I don't want him to miss out on anything either.
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4 responses
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Since your son would have a complete day at school, I think I would keep him out all day. I would call his teacher to see if there was any special homework or projects he need get done over the week end. Since it is Friday anyway, I do not think it would matter much that he missed the day. Hope his doctor's appointment goes well, and have fun shopping.
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I think he would basically miss lunch, recess, art, and health class. Not a big deal really. Plus it would cut an hour off my driving time.
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I'd take him with me unless he has something important at school he can't miss. I don't think it would be a big deal and actually it would make it a special day with mom and son.
@ersmommy1 (12598)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I'd say keep him. One day won't hurt him to be out. And it seems like an awful lot of driving. Call the teacher if you are worried. See if he will be missing much. Just to cover your bases.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I would keep him out all day. As another responder suggested, call for his assignments but keep him out. Why waste that gas & time for a couple hours. He'll learn life skills while running errands with you.