Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Dedicated Daughter

I just have to share this conversation I had with Madison last night. She's been out of school for one day with what appears to be the same flu bug that I have. Madison did not have school on Monday since it was a teacher work day, so she's now on day two of no school. She looks like she's on the mend, so hopefully we can send her tomorrow. I just have to laugh at her spunk and enthusiasm for school. I was the type of child that didn't worry about the amount of work that I missed, instead enjoyed having the day off and watching The Price is Right with Bob.

Madison: "Mom, I just took my temperature and it's 97.9. That means I can go to school tomorrow.

Me: "Sorry, you have to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning. That's the school's policy."

Madison: "What? I can't miss another day of school!"

Me: "That's the rules. You will be fine missing just one more day."

Madison: (She starts to cry.) "Mom, do you know how much homework I'll have if I'm gone another day?"

Me: "I'll call your teacher and get your work for you."

Madison: "Mrs. Weatherholt lives in Seward. How are you going to get ahold of her?"

Me: "I'm not going to call her at home. I'll call her at work tomorrow."

Madison: "I need my spelling words to study. The test is on Friday and I am not going to have enough time to practice."

Me: "Don't worry! It will be all right. Lots of kids are out with this same bug you have."

Madison: "Mom, I NEED those spelling words!"

Me: "Alright!"


Mindee said...

My children would have to be feverish to the point of hallucination to be that concerned about missing school. Maddie is awesome!

missy said...

that's so sweet. as a teacher, you must know how fun it is to have such a dedicated student in your class! how are you feeling?

Teachinfourth said...

How I love to have students as dedicated as this in my classroom! It looks as if you're doing something right...

Mamma has spoken said...

That is sweet! My kids would have been calling their friends for the spelling words only to get sidetrack and forget to ask for them. Though most of their teachers live close to me and would bring their homework to the house! It's hard being a teacher's kid!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Cherish these times, I have a 15yr old now that I have to nag until I about loose it to get her to finish her homework! I hope your daughter gets better and thank goodness that it was not H1N1, one of my reader's daughters has it.