Monday, March 17, 2008

Playing hookie?

Happy St. Patty's day to all of you! Thanks to Grandma the kids didn't get pinched at school. I would have forgotten to dress them in green.

After I dropped the kids off at school today I had a few errands to run. I got home around 10:30 and had a message on my answering machine from Gage's teacher, Mrs. Vetter. (The one day I forget to take my TracPhone with me!) She said that Gage wasn't feeling well. I called her back and she said he said his head hurt and stomach felt queasy. She sent him to the nurse's office and his temp was normal. I told her I would be there in a few minutes to pick him up. I took some Motrin with me to see if he wanted to take that and try to stick it out, but he already had his coat on and his backpack packed and ready to go home. On our way out the door Mrs. Vetter said that Gage said he hoped he would get to watch the Bee Movie. Uh huh, that's just what I thought. I told him that Grandpa and Grandma weren't at home, that they went with Dad to Tuttle. He wanted to know if Emma was home, and I told him no, she was at school. He wanted to come home. Mrs. Vetter said she did know he wasn't feeling well because when they were doing their in class assignments they get free period afterwards, and typically he hurries through his papers to get to play (what kid wouldn't?) and today he did not do that. And he had been laying his head down on his desk. She told Gage that if he got to feeling better, he could always come back.
We got home and he immediately put in the Bee Movie and sat down on the couch. I gave him some Motrin then had to pick Emma up from school. Scott and his parents got back home just about the same time. I also picked Silas up to take him home, so we were gone a little while and when we got back, Gage was sitting up playing a video game. He was doing a little hollering and sounded to me as if he was ready to go back to school. I told him that when I was growing up, and if I stayed home from school we couldn't go anywhere or do anything outside of the house. It was not good to be seen outside by anyone if you were home sick from school. (That was a good rule Mom!) Anyway, I told him if he was feeling better, that he should go back to school. He decided that he would, because he really wanted to eat at Red Lobster tonight for supper, and he knew that was out of the question if he didn't go back to school. Scott took him back around 12:30 and he lasted the rest of the school day. I don't know if he will get counted 1/2 day of absence or not? If he does, that will ruin his perfect attendance for the year. He only missed lunch and recess I think, so really he should be okay. Not a big deal anyway, but I would sure hate to mess it up if he wasn't really sick. I do think he had a headache, and I know he wasn't feeling the best Saturday afternoon and some of Sunday because all he did was lay around. However, the Motrin he had when he got home must have done the trick. We did get to eat at Red Lobster and Gage was extremely excited to get crab legs. (He can't wait to get a chance to eat those with you one day Grandma Pipi!) (Actually, it's me who can't wait for him to get to eat them with you one day, because I'm not very good at cracking those darned things open and I don't get to enjoy my own meal very much because it's so much work!) :-) After supper Gage, Scott and I attended Gage's Cub Scout pack meeting, and once again, he was running low on fuel and had his head down on the table. So, I know he's not feeling the absolute best, but I'm also not sure if he really wanted to just come home from school today because he felt like he might be missing out on something since we have company? We'll see how he feels tomorrow. I'll be sure to send him to school with some Motrin already in his system so hopefully he will make it through the day. Plus, Grandpa and Grandma will be leaving around noon tomorrow, so there won't be anything fun to want to come home early for!!!

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