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Sending Your Kid to School Sick: The Dilemma

November 20, 2019 Updated June 17, 2020

Too sick or not too sick to go to school? That is the question.Too sick or not too sick to go to school? That is the question. When it comes to a sick kid, what does it take to keep them home with you? Is it a fever? Puking? Snot? Subscribe to Scary Mommy:

What if the school nurse calls? Do you fess up or do you lie? (You lie! He wasn’t sick this morning!)

What about the fakers? Kids love to stay home from school. Probably so they can bother you some more. So, how do you know if they’re Ferris Bueller’ing you? That is not an actual scientific term, but you know what I’m saying.

Either way, figuring out if your kid is too sick to go to school is a dilemma.

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