Monday, February 9, 2009

In Recovery

Recovery is almost worse than being sick. You still don't feel terrific, and since you've missed so much school, the make-up work feels like building a life raft with toothpicks and chewing gum. I'm not saying it can't be done, but there are going to be a lot of holes in that thing. And whether or not it will float is another question all together.

Apparently I have not been diligent in teaching her the basic rules of sick days. See, it was a well known policy in my growing up years that you should always fake being WELL when you're sick, so that you have the "sick days" to stay home to do something fun.

No wonder the teachers at that school hate me.

23 comments:

Heather said...

Make-up work, ugh.

Dave said...

my strategy was to always have a good enough grade to blow off make up work and still have a decent score.

Of course you have to learn the stuff you missed, but at least you aren't doing busy work assignments.

Hope she gets better soon.

Vern said...

Dude! I have the same life raft as you!

Yvonne said...

So sorry about the bug that seems to be hanging in there.

Make-up work is the pits.

Annette Lyon said...

I feel like a bad mom lately, because we've had so many sick days between so many kids that I'm wanting everyone well so they're GONE and I have my days back.

But I still feel bad that they're sick, of course. :)

mormonhermitmom said...

It's those recovery days that make mothers scoff at the "please keep your kids home when they are sick" messages on the school newsletters.

The Dillon 6 said...

recovery from being sick is like coming home after a vacation...too much work!

Hope all is back to "normal" (whatever that is) sooner than later!!

Amy Peterson said...

Sick of being sick! Right? Hopefully there is a cute boy that can help out, maybe that will offer some motivation!

::Jan:: said...

For sure Randi. It's like it drags on when it shouldn't.

Heather of the EO said...

love the raft analogy.

Ugh, I can still FEEL the dread over make-up work...

Dave said...

It just occurred to me. If your baby had a perfect immune system, she would never get sick.

Then, using her superior genes and superior brain power, she could raise and lower her temperature, or cholesterol, at will.

Barbaloot said...

You should just tell them that part of sick days means you're incapable of make-up work lest you become more sick.

No Cool Story said...

I vote for what Barbaloot said.
We should start a web petition (webtion?) to not give sick kids make-up work.
Haven't they already suffer enough?

Melissa said...

I hated make up work when I was a kid. I hate it even more now that I have to make my kids do it!

Jessica G. said...

Recovery is hardest...all the whining without any of the drugged naps.

wenderful said...

Glad she's feeling better. Good luck with the make up!

Sue said...

Wow, at least she's considering DOING make up work! A fair number of my boys wouldn't even do the work when they weren't sick.

Trannyhead said...

Heh ... that make-up work thing totally brings back the memories. And they aren't good ones, either. I missed so much of my Chemistry class in high school with the flu or something that I had to go on a Saturday to her house and sit there for 4 hours while we made up the lessons. It was totally traumatic. *shudder*

tricki_nicki said...

Ha! That's awesome. I tell my son that he has to stay in his bed all day - no tv or vids for him...he hasn't wanted to stay home yet! :)

goddessdivine said...

I was one of those up-tight kids who hated missing school because I was afraid of missing important stuff. I know; overachiever. Although, that kinda changed senior year when I was already accepted into college and half my classes were of the 'non-learning' kind.

That Girl in Brazil said...

I'm with ya, sista.

kristi said...

seriously, I'm with you on the "go when you are sick, stay home when your not" policy. I remeber one time being sick in HS so I took some "Contact" medicine. I slept through my first four classes, only waking up to walk to the next class. good times.

Nancy Face said...

I'm liking that growing up policy of yours! Genius! ;)