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Sick Days for Mental Health

The Universe and Ferris Bueller teach me a lesson

by el-e-e  |  2695 views  |  3 comments  |        Rate this now! 

Remind me to do this again (minus the phone call from Darby, I hope) in 6 months or so. For our continued health.


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Lee is a full-time Web Producer in Atlanta, and mom to AJ, 3, and KT, who arrived Feb 15, '08.

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  • I used to consider snow days as "freebie" days off when my son was younger. They were pretty rare where we lived - not more than one or two most years - and they were like a free pass to stay home and enjoy some time.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Florinda Pendley Vasquez on 15th June 2007

  • I had a morning like that today. I had overcommitted myself this week at work, and was stressed about it. I got the call yesterday from my babysitter, my daughter was throwing up. By lunchtime, I had picked her up and taken her to the doctor. This morning, she ended up being fine, and I still cancelled the first part of my day since I wasn't sure she could keep down her breakfast and medicine. I did need to go in this afternoon, but it was nice to have a few hours to play and catch up with my kiddos today.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by amanda on 15th June 2007

  • What a great idea! I enjoy any fun time I can "steal" from when I'm supposed to be productive--especially if it's playing with my daughter.

    Susan at Working Moms Against Guilt

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Susan Wenner Jackson on 11th June 2007

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