My 14 year old daughter missed one day of school this past week. She will be missing this upcoming Tuesday as well.
She has done so because I have allowed her to stay home.
Her best friend is leaving us Tuesday. She is moving to Germany.
These two girls have been exceptionally close over the past four years. This friend is not just a friend but truly part of our family. They are blessed to have found each other and this upcoming move is devastating to them, and others.
I am not the mom who lets the kids skip school on a whim. But I suppose I am now. I had no issue with M staying home and spending the day with S, here in our home.
Nor do I have an issue with M missing Tuesday (about 12 kids in all will be missing school) to send her very best friend off with a smile, a tear and a wave until they see each other again. I took the day off as a vacation day, requested over three weeks ago.
It seems, however, that I should be reprimanded, some how, for allowing this to happen. At least according to the mom of another friend of M's. I am not taking her education seriously nor should I expect the school to accept these absences.
So let me have it. Tell me what a horrible mother I have become. Some one should probably call my ex husband and tell him so he can use that against me!
I am a hypocrite and I know it. Honestly, right now, I really do not care.