Thursday, January 3, 2008

why and how?

Why do I have the theme to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on my playlist? Other than the fact that I like it? The music on that list is either meaningful to me in some way, reflects my personality, or reflects the personality and purpose of this blog.

So, Good, Bad, and Ugly. Well, it reflects my personality and the fact that I try to be real enough on this blog that you see some of each of those aspects of me.

Also, God loves me in spite of the good, the bad and the ugly. He's not put off. He's the only one that sees the true depths of the nastiness in me, and He loves me anyway.

New topic.

How do I know when my kids are sick enough to stay home? That is the toughest question I deal with in my parenting. I have been fairly lax this year, I feel. Letting them stay home when it turns out that they really should have gone.

Last night my son informed me that he wasn't going to go to school today because it wasn't fair to have to go just two days then have a weekend. He think he should get to stay home until Monday. So, naturally when he told me he felt sick this morning, I didn't believe him. Even though he has complained off and on all break.

He puked at school. Yes, I feel bad for basically calling him a liar, but honestly, sometimes he is.

What's a mom to do?


  1. Why am I wanting to laugh at your story? I'm sorry, I know it's not funny that he's sick and I sure do hope it's nothing serious and I hope he feels better soon. But I guess it's just that you thought he was faking and then it turned out he wasn't. I'm sure you did what you felt was the right thing at the time.

  2. It seems harder to discern if they are feeling yucky or not especially if they do not enjoy school. I am with him though..why is there school today and tomorrow!! Goofy.

  3. Oh no! Parental GUILT! I understand, I'm usually lax with Abby too. Tony's the one that says, she should go unless she has a fever, or some readily visible sign she is not well.

  4. I like the genuineness of your blog! Thanks for being real!

  5. I may be in the minority, but I think you did the right thing. Sometimes even our children have to learn to tough it out.


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