I took my first sick day for work today, and it is way different then taking a sick day from school growing up. First off, you don’t have to convince your parents that you really are sick enough to warrant staying home. Instead you have to convince yourself that you are too sick to get your work done and that you will be able to manage missing work. For me it was definitely easier to talk to my parents then convince myself this was the right move. Once i made the decision to stay home I went back to bed, but once I woke back up I soon realized that I have no food in the house and no Mom to take care of me. It just isn’t the same, so hear is a reminder to call your parents no matter how far away you are from them and say thank you for always taking care of you when you weren’t able to take care of yourself.