I will admit it: my daughter Kay does not have a stellar school attendance record. She acts as if daily attendance is a suggested guideline, and not an actual mandate.
With this in mind, I make a concerted effort to make sure her days at home are not that fun. Today she was legitimately able to miss a school day (she was less than 24 hours fever-free) even though she was not really still sick.
I told her to find something do in the kitchen while I did the dishes.
She found toothpicks:
And, with help from her loyal sidekick Giraffe-y, made this:
And then this:
With the day still young, she deemed it Giraffe-y's birthday, and dressed her up in her best finery:
And invited Seal-y over for a party-in-a-shoe (which apparently are all the rage):
All in all, Kay had a good sick day. Maybe even too good. (Self-portrait with mommy's phone.)
Kay, you're going to school.
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