G-Man: I am going to see the nurse.
Me (Pulled nuts going through my head): Why???
G-Man: I am going to throw-up.
Me: Go Fast!
A few minutes later I get a call from the school nurse....
SN: Hi Phillipia...I have your son here.
Me: Did he make it?
Me: Nevermind...is he really sick?
SN: Well, yeah. He looks pretty pale and sick. Can I send him home?
Me: Sure...I'm not there.
SN: He's the 10th person I sent home so far this morning.
Me: Not all to my house, I hope...
Me: Does he have a fever?
SN: No - half the kids had a fever, the others are just ready to vomit. And we have an unconfirmed case of H1N1.
Me: Great - can't you keep him?
Me: Send him home...thanks for the call.
Something was nagging at me throughout this whole conversation but I could not quite put my finger on it...
A few minutes later I happened to talk to another senior Mom...
OtherMom: My son is home sick today.
OtherMom: Yeah, he went in for one class.
Me: Why did he go in at all?
OtherMom: He did not want to get in trouble for staying home on senior skip day....
Me: Oh really?
Yeah....that's what it was. G-Man had asked me late last week to call him off today. I refused, being the good Mom I am.
Apparently a lot of other Moms refused, too.
Most of the kids sent home sick were seniors....
Will we ever really know?