My 6.5 yr son is home from school today. He has a cold and had a slight temperature this morning and waged a successful campaign with me to stay at home today. By 10:30am I realised I'd been scammed. He was up and about jumping and dancing with his little sister and as happy as Larry.
My Mum was (and still is) a prison nurse so she was always really tough on me. I needed to be near death (or feel like it) before she'd let me stay at home so I've always been a little softer on my children.
My question is, where do you draw the line at letting kids stay at home? Especially if you are trying to hold down a job and have to take sick leave to look after them? I am heading back to work next month so it won't be so easy for me to let him stay at home.