Part of me let her stay home because I didn't want to have to pack up her younger brothers and go get her when she went to the nurse but now she's driving me crazy because she's "bored". Oh well.... If you're well enough to be bored you should have went to school.
Do you allow your children to play with their toys and video games when they are sick? (By the way she's 8 and in third grade)
She laid on the couch or in her bed all day... She was only allowed to practice math facts or read and continuously felt the need to announce how bored she was. After dinner she thought she was going to play and have a fudge ice cream bar so she was pretty upset when I told her that she was going straight back to the couch until bed time (without ice cream). This morning she got right up and got ready for school without a problem :)