Kids have interesting, and sometimes hard to understand, takes on what's important.
Last night, for unknown reasons, my daughter had some severe intestinal problems. This morning, she insisted- with tears in her eyes - that she had to, HAD TO, go to school to take the two tests, otherwise she'd have to stay a whole extra day, just to do that. Well, perhaps a whole extra four hours. But still.
Okay, I said, reluctantly. But don't try to be a hero. Call us to come get you if you need to. Remember this. Its a pain to have to stay. Its much more of a pain to be remembered as the kid who had diarrhea in the middle of a test.