When you think of someone breaking the law, all kinds of crimes come to mind. But, what kind of crime could a little six year old commit? Here's the story...
Getting sick is a pain no matter what the age. But, it can be especially troubling when you’re a kid. You want to play, eat and…go to school?!?
Last week, the stomach bug hit the Vanderford household. It was early in the morning on Wednesday when Olivia came into our bedroom not able to sleep. A few minutes later…yup, she was in the bathroom.
Olivia had the stomach flu for most of the morning…about six hours. Luckily, she didn’t have a fever and was over it quickly. So quickly in fact, that she was ready to go back to school by lunch time!
Taryn Vanderford loves being a mom to her two elementary-aged kids, Jacob and Olivia. Activities with the kids and a full-time job keep Taryn pretty busy, but in her free time she enjoys taking pictures, reading, Jazzercising, gardening, traveling and playing the piano for church.
“Mommy,” Olivia sniffed. “Can I go back to school now?”
For a moment, I thought about it. She seemed back to normal. But then I read the note from the principal. Basically, kids shouldn’t come back to school if they’ve had a fever or vomited in the last 24 hours.
OK…we’re staying home.
“Honey, I think you should rest this afternoon.”
“But, mommy, I’m BREAKING THE LAW if I don’t go to school!”
The crime of not going to school...it's so simple, but a major problem to a little girl.
I am glad she takes school seriously and actually WANTS to go. First grade is a pretty fun time with addition and subtraction, story time and a guinea pig in the room. It beats advanced math! :)
Until next time... Happy Parenting!