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.