I'm so sick of my kids going to school getting sick because some sorry excuse for a parent won't keep their sick child home.. This week has been hell at my home.  Over the weekend my kids had a stomach bug got rid of it and then bring it back home during the middle of the week.  I kept them home until they were well and called the school and asked them to clean their classrooms extra so maybe my kids wouldn't get it back, so hopefully they don't .  They have been so miserable and I felt like their was nothing I could do.  I keep my kids hope when their sick especially if they are contagious, and I understand  their are parents out there that have to work and can't afford to work but by sending their kids to school all they are ensuring is that there kids will probably get it back!  Not everyone has the luxury of being a  stay at home parent.  My kids take vitamins eat healthy but still seem to get everything under the son.  I just need to rant sorry if I offend someone!

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:43 AM Growing up we only got to stay at home if we were bleeding at it couldn't be stopped.  This is not a joke.  I had perfect attendance all through school.  The only reason my older brother didn't was becuase he had breathing problems and spent a lot of time in the hospital.  The only time my children miss school when they are sick is if the nurse calls for me to pick them up or they have an actual fever.  I went to work with colds and only called in sick when I needed a day for myself.  (Why ruin a perfectly good sick day?)  I personally think too many people don't take school attendance that seriously anymore.  I learned that by the time my child shows that they are sick they have had the virus for several days and it could have even been at least a week ago that another child gave it to them.  These things just run their course through the schools, daycares, etc. 

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:47 AM Well u can't send ur kids to school if they are puking, crapping their guts out, and running a fever!  I do take attendence serious But when my kids are sick and could get someone else sick  they stay home. I get their school work and we do it.

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