Sick days....what do you do?
Starfish's blog got me thinking, what is everyone's criteria for skids (or bios) staying home sick from school?
My SO got the shock of a lifetime, one of the very few stands that I have taken with him was about sick days. As it turns out if I hadn't SD6 would have had at least 10 by now, daddykins is such a damn sucker. Probably about eight days or so into the school year, SD started faking a cough before SO left for work in the morning. He comes out of her room and says, "SD is sick, she needs to stay home." I said uhhh wait a minute....
ME: Is she throwing up?
ME: Does she have diarrhea?
ME: Does she have a temp?
SO: I don't know.
ME; Is she hurt in any way?
ME: Well then I am going to take her temp in a bit, and if she doesn't have one, she is going to school.
SO: Uhhh... I think she needs to stay home.
ME: So your going to take the day off and stay home with her?
SO: ....I can't...
ME: If you expect me to stay home with her I am going to decide if she is sick. You are perfectly welcome to keep her home from school if you want, but you will be staying home with her.
So yeah, SD has to be one of the above to stay home from school, if not tough shit. She tries to fake sick all the time. If SO wants to keep her home, then he needs to take a sick day as well, that has caused him to be more conservative with her sick days, she hasn't taken one since school started.
Does anyone else have requirements for sick days? When I was a kid, if I didn't have a temp, I didn't stay home, period.