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I used to appreciate sick days.

by MLaw on September 10, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've spent the day suffering through the obligatory beginning-of-the-school-year stomach bug, and wondering at how often I used to feign illness in elementary and middle school. It seemed like I would miss a few days every month or so, and it became increasingly difficult to convince my parents I was really sick as the school year wore on. Somehow, the tables have turned; the battle is now to convince my parents I am physically able to be in school, even when I'm clearly very ill. Classes have become too stressful to miss voluntarily. Ah, karma.


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