Monday, February 1, 2010

Smile of the Day

Son # 2 is coming down with something. It's mostly sinus stuff right now, and I'm hoping it won't morph into something worse (I hear there's some sort of stomach bug going around). Well, he's stubborn and hates to miss school. He missed one day last year, one day the year before. This year his attendance is perfect -- not even a tardy. So he'd pretty much have to be bedridden not to go to school.

Me, on the other hand, almost had to make up days my sophomore year because I was absent so much. And my senior year? At least fifteen days absent... Obviously, son # 2 doesn't get that stubbornness from me. Actually, I know exactly where he gets it from: my husband. I don't think he missed more than a handful of days during high school and has taken NO sick days EVER from work. Ev-er. Heck, I work from home and take sick days.

But I digress...

So, anyway, this morning as I'm dropping son # 2 off at school, I told him that if he gets worse, he needs to go to the nurse's office and I'll come pick him up. He looked at me, his blue-green-gold eyes slightly confused and said, "Where's the nurse's office?"

I had to smile. He's been in that school for years.

He's been lucky. And stubborn. He can thank his dad.


  1. Your son is so lucky not to have missed any days so far this year with all the "stuff" that's been going around. Hopefully he'll be able to make it at least long enough to be counted at school, if he does have to come home.

    Me, I only had one year of school I didn't miss a day.

  2. That sort of dedication is passed down from godfather to godson, actually.

  3. That is too funny about not knowing where the nurse's office is. I hope he feels better soon.

  4. Heather,

    Got the books today! Thank you so much for them and for the bookmarks. Can't wait to start reading them.


  5. It was pointed out to me today, *g*, that son # 2 did not miss any school days last year--but he had been tardy a few times due to doctor's appts. and such. These things must be clarified. :)

    Mason, he made it through school, though tomorrow is in question--he's just so stuffed up, and I don't want him infecting other kids. And that's impressive--having a year of perfect attendance.

    Thanks, Dru. He's pretty tough.

    Kelley, you're welcome! I loved doing the giveaway. One more coming up...