Tardy For the Party

Well, it was a good run. For two weeks my kids were on time for school. This morning, my 5-year-old was an hour late. He woke up in the middle of the night and vomited. It was definitely a result of acid reflux. Poor kid is like a 70-year-old man minus the dentures. He takes medication twice a day, but it can’t help a kid who eats a brownie and salami in the same day. I know, I’m a horrible mother for allowing him to binge on acidic food. I should have known better than to let him eat anything with flavor.

I knew if I tried to wake him up at 7 a.m. he would have gone all Mike Tyson on me. He woke up an hour later, ran into my room and said, “I think I should stay home so I don’t get anyone else sick.” Really? The kid that coughs in your face and giggles when someone falls is now Mother Theresa?

He has made up a new excuse everyday to skip class. Yesterday he told me it was dangerous, “Someone stepped on my fingers while doing the crab walk in gym.” How did that not make the nightly news? Clearly, there is a conspiracy to hurt him and the school isn’t doing anything about it. Last week he said he couldn’t go back to that school because, “they make him walk in a line.” Why isn’t the administration doing something here? Yeah, nice try kid.

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