Am single mum, longstanding problems with dd's dad who has lets her down all the time. She has had counselling, has had some really terrible times emotionally.
I am mentioning this becuase, as the school know about it, but i have never kept her off becuase of it.
Yet i am sitting here feeling like the worst mother , full of cold myself, dd is in bed asleep, and has been ill all weekend with the cold. The fact she is still asleep at this hour is a big factor in me deciding to keep her off and makes me realise she must be ill, and she is exhausted from coughing all night.
I don't even know why i am writing this thread, just need to vent. I am just feeling so bad that this is her 3rd day off ill since going back. All this low attendence stuff, becuase of her illnesses. I have spoken to the head twice, and he knows i do my best, but when my dd gets ill she gets ill iyswim. She gets every bug going.
I had no idea this could be a problem. Ds is having his second day off school and it is the third week starting today. He had a bad cold last week and had projectile vomiting over the weekend, still feeling sick today. Am I going to get into trouble? If you are pirate then som am I, surely?
Pirate, I'd say just keep talking to the school - communication is the key! As long as they are being kept informed, then I'm sure they'll be understanding. And as someone with a child at school who brings back all the bugs then infects her 14-mo baby sister with them, I'm pleased you're responsible enough to keep her off and avoid passing it around more than is necessary!
def keep talking. Sometimes, they jsut have phases like that. When dd started reception, she kept picking up sickness bugs, every flipping week I would be up at night washing duvets, dettoling their room. Frequent illnesses are really common, especially at the start of the school year.