Yes, I Let My Kids Stay Home

Yes, I let my kids stay home from school even when they aren’t sick because sometimes they need a day off and they really aren’t doing anything anyways!

Yes, I let my kids stay home from school even when they aren't sick because sometimes they need a day off and they really aren't doing anything anyways!

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LifeUnedited #15 

In Texas staying home from school is a big no-no. If your kids are sick you can call the school, but without a doctor’s note it is marked unexcused. Do they really expect us to run our kids to the doctor for a 24-hour fever? I swear they promote kids going to school sick! Regardless of this, kids can only miss 10 days of school in a 6 month period. If they miss more you will be forced to go to court and pay up to $500.00 in truancy fines. $500! Who has that kind of money for their kids being sick?

The other day though Colby  came home from school saying, “Mom, tomorrow I get to sit in a classroom and do nothing!”

“What?! Why”

He began to explain that it was State Testing Day for Math and since he took the Math test last year (He’s in Algebra as an 8th grader) he didn’t have to take it this year. Therefore, they were just going to have all the kids that took it last year sit in a classroom all day…

Well, sit in a classroom all day or hang out with mom?

He chose to hang out with Mom!


So Yes! We did a couple jobs in the morning. Then, we went out to lunch. He taught me to play a game or two. Overall, it was a great day of bonding! We don’t get very many of those anymore with how busy we are!



So there you have it! Yes, I let me kids stay home when they really aren’t sick because honestly, they need a day off once in awhile. And if they are just going to sit in a classroom they might as well spend the day with me! Who’s with me on this?


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  • Rebecca@ Homeschool on the Ranch

    Before we started homeschooling I let my kids stay home. I got a lot of flack from inlaws but sometimes we all need a break, even kids, and as a family we needed extra time together. My mom let me do the same thing and I graduated with honors, so what does it hurt, really?

    July 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • caitcance

    I would do the same as you! In fact my kids miss a week of school just about every year to go on family vacation (can’t go other times due to my husband’s job). I don’t feel even a little guilty about it. They won’t remember what happened in school that week but family time will stay with them forever <3

    June 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Julie Plagens

    I did the same thing! Good for you! So silly to sit in class and do nothing. I am also a teacher and still think it’s stipid.

    June 4, 2018 at 9:35 pm Reply
  • Mumlife

    Yes. My mum used to let us stay home when it was super hot and she would take us to the pools. We turned out fine. Great piece. 😀

    May 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm Reply
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