Have you ever heard of a kid being sad about missing a day of school??
Last night, the kid had such a terrible headache that he couldn't concentrate on doing his homework. He was also running a fever of 101.4. We gave him medicine to help bring his fever down and told him that he will probably miss school in the morning. When we told him that, he started to break down...
He wanted to go to school this morning so his perfect attendance record wouldn't be broken... He was the only one in his class to have perfect attendance in the first nine weeks. I guess he gets that "work ethic" from both his mother and I. Neither of us will stay home when we're sick, unless we're asleep in a hospital bed or something like that.
By the way, the boy'll live. His mother reports that his fever is a cool 98.9.