Abigail was feeling yucky and tired yesterday. By bedtime, she was pooped and had a little fever. Not surprisingly, she woke up this morning with a fever and generalized malaise. We talked about it and agreed that she couldn't go to school.
"Are you going to call them and tell them that I am homesick?" she asked.
"Well, I will tell them that you are staying home because you are sick."
"Right, that means homesick, right?"
I explained that staying home sick and being homesick were not the same thing. Staying home sick means you can't go to school or work because you are sick. Homesick is when you really want to be with your family and in your home, but you can't because you are far away.
"Oh, so, I am staying home sick. But my sister is homesick."