Absent + Tardy + Hot: March 2012

Read between the lines: it’s not our fault.

March 2012 in like lion, out like hot lamb. Bigfoot not coin this expression, swipe from smart friend. March 2012 record for hot; also record for Bigfoot child miss school/arrive late. Know on verge get 2nd principal warning letter, gently remind family attend school important, try harder not be tardy.

Best part arrive late school: sign book of shame after father of little girl late every day. Book of shame require name, time, homeroom, want hot lunch yes/no, and REASON. Always late girl father offer imaginative answer, new every time: ANT ATTACK! Or ALIEN INVASION! Or SHARK BIT OFF MY LEGS! Bigfoot try best put true answer: Maternal laziness. Didn’t realize how long it would take on bikes. Overslept. Incorrigible brother. Lost shoe. Endocrinologist. Most parent leave REASON blank. That too bad. Bigfoot curious.




  1. jesicarn · March 23, 2012

    You make me laugh…and then sadly admit we suffer from the same disease!


  2. hmqueen · March 23, 2012

    So, so true.


  3. cbwinchild · March 24, 2012

    want to be friends with father who has creative reasons.

    want you to get a tardy BYE.


  4. laura · March 26, 2012

    Guilty. I need about 30 min extra…oh..for…at least 3 times a day and for those is that a don’t-want-to-go-to-school tummy ache or about-to-vomit-and-send-Mommy-into-a-Dpanic tummy ache? (We have included in our 504 plan that D related absences and tardies cannot be counted against us.)


    • Katy · March 26, 2012

      as always, glad i’m not alone. i wonder if i should pre-emptively write to the principal to ask him to not send me that letter. the more rational thing to do would be to ignore the letter.


  5. Trey Maute · November 25, 2012

    Tummy aches are very annoying and it can be caused by just about anything from hyperacidity to food poisoning. `

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