Thursday, November 25, 2010

Four kids and the flu

Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease that affects birds and mammals. The most common symptoms of the disease are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Typically, influenza is transmitted through the air by coughs or sneezes.

Influenza in my house, commonly referred to as the I-can't believe-you-let-HIM-stay-home-but-you-never-let-me-stay-home flu, is a fake disease that affects siblings of children with the actual flu who don't want to go to school so that they can stay home and play X-box.

Here is the note I sent to school this morning to excuse Mikey from class:
Mikey is not in school this morning. He has come down with a terrible case of you-let-HIM-stay-home yesterday-and-he-was-totally-faking-you-love-him-more-I-have-gym-first-I swear-you can-check-if-you-make-me-go-I'll-resent-you-forever flu. Very serious. Hopefully he'll be there after TSN's top ten plays of the night... I mean after he sleeps it off for a bit. I'm sure he has a sub or six anyway today.

Thankfully I have one painfully honest child who actually admitted to wanting to fake sick every day this week but couldn't bring himself to lie at the last minute. 

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