The first day back at school after a (too) long weekend.
Half of my kids are not feeling well.
Well. Of course. One is legit, but she doesn't go to school. Trying to figure out who is sick enough to stay home, or well enough to go to school and slog through it.
Generally, mostly a no-brainer. But a particular child has a penchant for exaggerating symptoms of illness.
She is prone to a psychosomatic empathetic response when others have been ill.
I don't send truly sick kids to school. But I don't keep truly well kids home, either.
Lovely time of year, this.