etraytin

    Obviously the health officials did not talk to anyone even loosely affiliated with an actual school. For reasons big or small, terrible or sympathetic, parents send children to school sick all the time.

    tesria

    Schools have spent decades encouraging nonsensical levels of attendance, rewarding kids who don’t take a single day off all term/semester/year, and even punishing kids who take “too much” time off sick. Kids who actually get ill enough to stay home miss out on fun things and “prizes” and awards, because going to school with the flu (or almost anything else) is considered right, good, and necessary.

    Then a pandemic comes along that solidly half the population insists is “just the flu” and you think people are going to forget that you indoctrinated them to believe that if they were capable of being conscious (and sometimes not even then) they should be in school? (And later, in work - this is at least part of the point of this stuff, training you to work while sick).

    To say nothing of the simple fact that parents are frequently without childcare options and are forced to be in work even if they should be isolating. That’s also a huge problem.

    hauntedarbys

    my school district used to regularly remind us that they would take us and our parents to court if we had too many “unexcused” absences. my middle brother actually had it happen to him when his mental illness caused him to miss too many days. the way schools fixate on attendance is absolutely going to get people killed.

    haberdashing

    Worth noting is that schools apply such harsh penalties for absences because their funding is often explicitly tied to regular student attendance. If students don’t attend class often enough, schools don’t get their funding, so schools go to drastic measures to force students to attend regularly come hell or high water. As with so many things, the problem is inherent to the system, not just the individual organizations within it.

    somin-yin

    Thanks for tagging me @violentinenew ❤️ this was very fun to do!! so the character I’d have to marry is

    Oof, no objections here, I would gladly marry her, I mean just look at her, how could I not? -heart eyes- ❤️❤️

    novasingularity-s

    Sweet thank you for the tag, dear @somin-yin 💗

    I was certain it would be Seong Taehoon but it turns out is this guy:

    Oh Sangwoo.

    Oh, well

    No pressure tags: @moonstrider9904, @byzzii, @crazyghostdongbom, @batmanthegreatorphan, @drinkforindigestion , @redmama, @arixiety, @magicbratt, @kaasjee, @eatsbop, and @- anyone who feels like trying this~ <3

    moonstrider9904

    Thanks for tagging, @novasingularity-s dear!

    SO LIKE I WAS SAYING I WILL MARRY HIM AND BAKE HIM ALL THE CAKE AND PIE AND COOKIES AND MUFFINS AND BISCUITS HE WANTS BECAUSE I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS MAN 🥺🥺🥺🥺💖💖💖💖💖💖😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    I AM NOT OVER HIS NOSE SCRUNCH 🥺💖🥺💖🥺💖🥺💖🥺

    No pressure tags: @photogirl894 @mintywriteswritings @nahoney22 @incognito-lezbean whoever wants to join!!

    mintywriteswritings

    Oh no

    Sorry Pam

    I’m tagging @wastelandwitch77 and @kybacrystal and @caffeine-and-melatonin and @m-o-o-n-s-g-o-o-n-s because I’m courious

    kybacrystal

    Thank you for the tag dearest @mintywriteswritings 💖

    aaaaaaand it’s Crosshair! are we really surprised tho? @moonstrider9904 can I have visitation rights with ur husbando?😳👉👈

    tagging

    @fettupwithyou @ct-9904 @wwheeljack @raeshinfandomblog @queenevac @venomous-ko @pirate-king-hondo @endlesshero1122 @loth-wolffe @degreeinsimping @m-o-o-n-s-g-o-o-n-s @zabrak-show

    Dean doesn’t understand gardening. He doesn’t understand how Cas can be up at the crack of dawn every morning, tending to plants that will be dead in a few months no matter how well he cares for them. He doesn’t understand why anyone would choose to spend their very limited free time hunched over in the dirt. But he loves Cas, and Cas loves the garden, so when he wakes up one morning to one hand grasping his, tugging him toward the door, while the other carries a trowel, he doesn’t put up much of a fight.

    Cas sets him to work on a little patch of petunias near the front, not spending more than ten minutes on the tomatoes before he’s crowding in behind Dean, covering his boyfriend’s dirty hands with his own. He presses a kiss into the little spot behind Dean’s ear and tells him that he’s loved. That he’s good. That his hands do more than cause destruction.

    The garden makes a lot more sense after that, and when the nightmares get bad, the petunias are particularly well trimmed.