Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Faking it? I don't know.
My child did not want to go to school today. She had a tummy ache, a head ache, a cough (due to cold), a sore throat and the list goes on. She literally found every ailment imaginable to avoid going to school. Now she is 4, she should still want to go to school daily. Nothing is going on in the classroom, all of her friends are still her friends; she just did not want to go. I checked for fever and looked at her throat and patted her on the bottom on her way to school. My question is, at this age, how do you know if they are faking it? In this situation it seemed as if she just wanted to stay home but I have had days where they have complained of something and I (like my mother) do not believe in staying home unless there is vomit or a fever. My child is already a drama queen; how much more of this do I have to look forward to and how do I know what is real and what is not?