I went to the honor roll assemblies for my middle school kids this morning and I was amazed at how many kids got perfect attendance! My son has missed 15 days of school and my daughter has missed 1. Those other kids are either really healthy or they just go to school sick.
I have to admit, though, I did make perfect attendance myself when I was younger because the only time I ever got sick was over Christmas vacation. Of course! Luckily, I was usually o.k. for Christmas, I usually got sick close to New Year's. My poor Grandma would come and visit us, and she would always get stuck playing board games with me, because I couldn't do much else. Although, I bet she really probably liked spending the one-on-one time with me.