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Morning peeps!

I'm a tad uninspired about breakfast today (I'm having porridge) so I'll just put out the usual usual German bread basket, cold meat platter some cheese, jams and butter.

and of course coffee.

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Original Post by lily42:

Mango??  I love mangos!  I haven't seen that one at my grocery store yet!

I haven't either. Peach is okay. Pomegranate was okay too, but I couldn't eat the seeds so it was a little gross having to spit them out. 

Original Post by tamie1lynn:

But i've explained to him that he's picking a very hard road to walk down and no matter how much I love him, it's his road to walk, not mine.

Hardest thing to do as a parent, but sometimes, it's all we can do.  DH frets about his two kids choices a lot and I always tell him that sometimes, all we can do is be there to pick up the pieces.  (They are 21 and almost 20- 3 more months 'til that and we have no more teenagers - WOW!)

With my DD, I learned long ago that she is very stubborn and prideful (horrible mix of her dad and I!!) and she will make her own choices and stick with them, right or wrong.  She scares me a lot at times, but she's almost 22 and all I can do is be there now if/when she needs me.

Original Post by lily42:

Oi, what a hassle.  I have to agree with the others, she's prob just covering her butt, schools have got to be really careful about everything lately for fear of parents sueing for every possible reason.  sucks, makes situations like this annoying.  Gotta think, if she thought he needed the emergency room but the parents didn't, then who gets stuck with the hospital bill?  Parents can refuse saying they didn't want him to go and didn't feel it was necessary and school won't pay it either.  no win.

 Yah.  She's probably trying to cover her butt, but it was over the top.  Today he didn't even get up out of bed.  When I walked into his room he said "the nurse told me not to come to school today"  So I just walked out.  This school has all kinds of certified forms that had to be filled out so there is no question.  If he required hospital care its my financial responsibility.  They also have rule I can understand about no fevers.  But he's got the system figured out.  He's tricking her to get himself out of school and she's just too stupid to see it for herself.

Original Post by lily42:

Mango??  I love mangos!  I haven't seen that one at my grocery store yet!

 I only started seeing it a couple of months ago so maybe it's working its way up to you Lily!!

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Original Post by shnitzel:

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Original Post by kikt:

Original Post by tamie1lynn:


Am I over reacting? Or is this nurse the biggest azzhat I’ve ever met?

She's probably just covering her derrier.

I'd try and talk to the school to avoid things like this in the future.

(((tamie))))

 

 I agree that she's probably covering her booty, but I don't think I'd actually talk to the school about it.  It's not likely to change anything.  If he told the nurse he was throwing up, they might very well be making him go home because of that...  Some schools have policies on that stuff.

I think the way the nurse handled it wasn't ideal.  She clearly overreacted (am I reading this right, he's obviously sick because he's wearing a sweatshirt?) but when it comes down to it, her concern is for the health of all the kids in the school... if he told her he was deathly ill, she may very well have thought you should take him to the ER and that he had to leave in case whatever he had was catching...

I had a longass response, but my system crashed. Basically, silence ensures the status quo, so I think tamie should talk to the principal. 

 Right, no, I get that.  I just think that this kind of a reaction is better than not reacting when a kid says he's sick...  I explained in my other post.

I dunno.  I don't have kids, so this isn't exactly something I worry about.

I see both sides, but I think a talk with the principal won't hurt to at least come to an understanding as to the school's standard procedures and the nurse's performance. Just from tamie's description, it sounds as if the situation was mishandled (the sweatshirt comment is a big red flag for me). 

Original Post by tigerlily120:

Original Post by kathygator:

So...we've got to beat the Pens tonight to make the playoffs. Now I have to watch.

Go Bolts!

Sorry about that. If Carolina had lost last night Bolts'd be in. As it were, Montreal soiled the sheets against them - so much so, that one of the players tweeted "pissed off-inexcusable" and this being Montreal, it was all over the place within seconds.

In any case. Go Bolts!

KG - I was guesting on a podcast last night and we were talking about the bazillion times Stamkos scored a BEAUTY power play goal from St Louis. Y'all sure are spoiled for highlight real stuff. Love Tampa.

This is the part of the season where I start to pay attention. Playoffs.

Honestly, I’m going to let it sit for awhile and see if it still bothers me after having let it simmer.  If it does, I’ll go to the school and have a conversation with her and the principal. 

*pops the heart pill* Okay enough drama, I now return you to your regularly scheduled fun.

*starts to dance*

Original Post by chu:

Holy explosion in the Lounge after I got bogged in w!rk and life yesterday afternoon. I think I'm glad I wasn't here. *vows to stay in Chat*

*hugs chu*

not because you're pledging to stay in chat, but because I didn't get to respond to you in that other thread regarding re-posting

you're awesome!

:)

Original Post by tamie1lynn:

Original Post by lily42:

Oi, what a hassle.  I have to agree with the others, she's prob just covering her butt, schools have got to be really careful about everything lately for fear of parents sueing for every possible reason.  sucks, makes situations like this annoying.  Gotta think, if she thought he needed the emergency room but the parents didn't, then who gets stuck with the hospital bill?  Parents can refuse saying they didn't want him to go and didn't feel it was necessary and school won't pay it either.  no win.

 Yah.  She's probably trying to cover her butt, but it was over the top.  Today he didn't even get up out of bed.  When I walked into his room he said "the nurse told me not to come to school today"  So I just walked out.  This school has all kinds of certified forms that had to be filled out so there is no question.  If he required hospital care its my financial responsibility.  They also have rule I can understand about no fevers.  But he's got the system figured out.  He's tricking her to get himself out of school and she's just too stupid to see it for herself.

Tamie, I think you should let the teacher and principal know about your son's behavior. Maybe they can help you with the situation. I'm sure your son isn't the first kid to fake sick to get out of school (Beuhler, Beuhler). 

eta: Oops, saw tamie's last post. *changes the subject*

How 'bout them Braves?!

Hmm. More and more reasons to visit the DC area :D

Speak up because I can't hear y'all over the sound of Chu's awesomeness. :D

Srsly, she is awesome.

Original Post by shnitzel:

I see both sides, but I think a talk with the principal won't hurt to at least come to an understanding as to the school's standard procedures and the nurse's performance. Just from tamie's description, it sounds as if the situation was mishandled (the sweatshirt comment is a big red flag for me). 

The sweatshirt comment might not be as much of a red flag if tamie lives in a more tropical climate (her avatar is palm trees, which makes me think...).

When I was in elementary school, I would get nervous at school and complain about stomach aches. They treated me like I was faking it... and while I wasn't faking it, I also wasn't sick, just anxious, and I really did need to be told to suck it up.

I agree with whoever said that if the nurse actually thought it was an emergency, she should have called an ambulance. If she didn't think it was that big of an emergency, she shouldn't have called you saying that it was.

Edited because I saw that she wants the subject dropped.
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by chu:

Holy explosion in the Lounge after I got bogged in w!rk and life yesterday afternoon. I think I'm glad I wasn't here. *vows to stay in Chat*

*hugs chu*

not because you're pledging to stay in chat, but because I didn't get to respond to you in that other thread regarding re-posting

you're awesome!

:)

 Thanks nomo. ^_^ *hugs back*

Original Post by tigerlily120:

Hmm. More and more reasons to visit the DC area :D

 Ooo you gonna come visit meeee?

Original Post by chu:

Original Post by tigerlily120:

Hmm. More and more reasons to visit the DC area :D

 Ooo you gonna come visit meeee?

I'd really like to come for the meet-up but I realized I have a couple of non CC friends in the area, now, too! It will be awesome if I can afford it.

When I was a kid, and complained about being sick, I was called "Aches and Pains". They finally realized I wasn't faking after I threw up my lunch. I showed them. :D

eta: How 'bout them Braves?

Ooh, just had a flashback to middle school. I had sprained my hand/wrist. Usually I brought in my own ibp, which kept the pain down to a reasonable level, but I forgot that day. I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to bring my own meds into school, anyway, but I did.

That day, I forgot and went to the nurse. I had to wait 45 minutes for her while she gabbed with another staff person, while my hand turned literally blue, because it hurt too much to move and get the circulation going. She finally came into the office, and I explained the situation to her. She started questioning me: "If it hurts so bad, why would you forget your medicine?" All while holding the bottle of ibp, but not letting me have any.  I finally left the office (w/o the meds) and called my mom, who was (and is) awesome - came to school, gave me some meds, and took me home - didn't sign me out or anything.

I did feel a little bad for the nurse, because when my dad found out, he called her and screamed at her for an hour. The next day she halfheartedly apologized to me, but said that I probably just had a low pain tolerance. Bull crap. My hand was fricken blue!!!

Original Post by chu:

Original Post by tigerlily120:

Hmm. More and more reasons to visit the DC area :D

 Ooo you gonna come visit meeee?

 I am in october! yay!

Those who can, do. Those you can't, become school nurses.  *rimshot*

eta: That was just a joke. Didn't mean to offend and kill Chat.

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