My son has always dragged home any virus that was making its rounds through the school, and this last year of school is no exception. He started last week with a little headache sinus pressure thing going on. The weekend saw him feeling less and less chipper, and by last night he was dragging.
I knew today, before he even got out of bed, that he wasn't going to make it to school. I've got him tucked up in bed, water and tylenol within reach, and I'm about to leave for work.
I'm minutes away, and he is 17 years old, but I guess I will always want to stay home when one of my kids is sick.
He does have strict instructions to call me for anything, and I'll be home at lunch.....it's not the same as being downstairs and able to hear him if he needs something, but it will do.
Besides, knowing him as I do, he will sleep all morning and won't even notice if I'm here or not!