Yes I know honesty is the best policy and all that but today I am fuming and I really think I should have lied or kept my mouth shut. I am sometimes too honest for my own good.
We had a little bit of drama this morning with munchkin. Her dad, for once, was at home and when he is home she turns into daddy’s girl. In the past he has spoiled her by feeding her breakfast.
She wanted him to do that today and started coming up with excuses saying that her nose was running or she couldn’t get the cereal on her spoon. I put my foot down and said your dad is not feeding you seeing as you are almost 6 years old. Hubby knew I meant business so he just went upstairs to get ready for work. She got herself upset and when she gets upset she ends up making herself sick, especially if she has eaten.
Because she had had a runny nose yesterday and had had a slight temperature I decided to not send her to school to be on the safe side incase it was a bug and she infected other children.
I STUPIDLY told the school the whole story.
I was told to send her to school and if she was ill they would send her home.
I was not happy.
1) She has a runny nose
2) She did have a slight temperature
3) The poor thing had just been sick and I was NOT going to send her on an empty stomach and when she was so distraught
I told the school that I had already sent her to my mums and the attendance officer said she would have to mark it as an unauthorised absence.
Even when I am telling her she did have a slight temperature and I can’t be sure if it was her playing up or actually because she IS sick??
Now I do not usually get stroppy with the school as I do realise the importance of education; I do not keep my child off school on a whim.
When she realised I was getting slightly annoyed she agreed that she would not mark it as unauthorised this time but next time I will have to take her to the doctors. Yeah as if doctors do anything these days.
Munchkin sadly does not have an overly strong immune system and sadly does pick up colds quite quickly. It is not my fault if her attendance is a bit low.