When this parent caught her daughter faking sick, she treated her to a special “girl’s day” instead of sending her to school!
Laura Lee (@lauraleewatts) is a parent of 3 kids who shares makeup reviews and parenting stories on TikTok. In one funny and sweet parenting video, Laura told a story about how her eldest daughter Savannah faked being sick to get out of school — and the surprising way she decided to handle the situation.
Instead of lecturing or chastising Savannah when her ruse was revealed, Laura decided to treat her to a special “girl’s day” at Starbucks.
The adorable video begins with Laura explaining that Savannah has a history of faking sick. “My daughter Savannah is the CEO of faking illness to get out of school,” she says. “When she does not feel like being there, she will go to the nurse’s office and complain to them that she is really not feeling good, so that they call me and I have to go get her.”
When Laura was called into Savannah’s school recently to pick up her “sick” child, she was already suspicious Savannah might be faking. Nevertheless, she explains, when she arrived at the school, Savannah was slumped in a chair looking genuinely ill.
For a moment, Laura started to believe that Savannah might actually be sick. But once the tricky child was off of school grounds, she immediately made a miraculous recovery.
“Savannah looks at me and goes, ‘You know what mom? I feel better now,’” Laura recalls. “And I was like, ‘Savannah, are you serious?’”
But what Savannah did next was what surprised Laura the most: She asked to spend the rest of the day with her mom.
Laura explains, “She was like, ‘Mom, do you maybe want to go to Starbucks and have, like, a girl’s day?’ And I was like, ‘Honey, what kind of question is that? You know I do!’”
In a text caption on the video, Laura explains that she let Savannah off the hook because she’s a great kid, and she feels like all kids deserve a break sometimes.
Many viewers expressed their admiration for the way Laura handled the situation
“The type of mom I aspire to be,” wrote one TikToker.
“My mom would do this all the time. It’s the best!!” Another viewer responded.
“My mom and I would plan for me to do this on certain days so she could also get out of work,” another TikTok user replied.
Whether you’re a parent or a child, everyone deserves a day off once in a while!
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