A recent episode of “The New Adventure of Old Christine” showed Christine’s middle-school age son being blamed for starting an epidemic of lice at his fancy private school.
It got me thinking, if you found out your child had lice would you:
A: Notify the school?
B. Keep him home, treat the lice but tell the teacher he had a fever, cold or some other mild illness, and never tell the school he had it?
What about pinworms — an absolutely disgusting, yet really common thing that kids pick up and spread especially at school? Would you admit to the teacher or to the school nurse that your child has worms crawling out of his bottom?
Would you admit to your boss if they were crawling out of your bottom? What about if you needed time off for a vasectomy? Or what about hemorrhoids?
If it’s not something you would want to tell your boss about you, should it be something you tell your child’s teacher or school?
What do you think: Are white lies OK if it keeps your child from being embarrassed? Have you told any white lies for your child? What were the circumstances? Have you ever admitted to pinworms or lice?