My daughter never gets sick during normal business hours. Ever.
This past Easter weekend, she stayed true to form and came down with a double ear infection. In less than 12 hours, she had two ruptured eardrums, and by Easter Sunday she started vomiting violently every 45 minutes or so for no apparent reason.
Off to the minor emergency clinic we went. Some anti-nausea meds, antibiotics, and ear drops later we were back home and realizing she wasn't going to be able to go back to school in the near future- she's practically deaf now.
So today, when Brother went to school, Sister stayed home with Mama for her first of what will probably be several "sick" days. She has no fever and her nausea is a thing of the past, but her fluid-filled, ruptured ears will effectively prevent her from participating in class until further notice.
She was so bummed... so I tried to make it a good day...
...and she said she had a pretty good time. I'm afraid I might have used up all my wild cards, though, and in facing down a potential week of her being home but not really feeling bad, I'm not sure what we'll be doing for the next few days. She seems up for whatever, though, so at least there's that.
These "sick" days sure do require a lot of energy!