How to give a mother a heart attack.
Call her at home and on her cell phone at 9:15am, leave a message to let her know her second grade child has been marked absent from school...
This works really well when the mother (or father) personally put the "absent child" on the bus at 8:05am.
Then let the mother, on her way to school anyway, envision all the bad things that could have happened.
1. Someone wanted to show him a puppy and dragged him into their car, right behind the bus lineup.
2. The blood clots are back and he passed out on the bus and no one noticed him laying on the floor.
3. He went off to help someone "in trouble" and they snatched him up.
And when the now FRANTIC mother runs into the school and says, "we put him on the bus," thank you for dropping everything and calling the teacher to confirm the absence.
I understand the teacher marked the wrong child absent, accidents happen. I am so relieved that it was all a mistake.
One question, When will my heartbeat return to normal?