We’re in the bathroom because it’s the only room with a door, and we’re whispering. “Well, she did say her stomach hurt last night. What if she has to spend the whole day on the couch, no TV?” The other parent nods. “Right, OK, that sounds good.”
It’s a dance parents around the world know all too well. The kid says they’re sick, but how sick are they, really?
Sick enough to miss a day of school? Or just sick and tired of having to get up early and hoping for a day off worksheets? [Read more…]