"I'm really sick...I've got a cold....I keep sneezing...my ears are bung....I really don't think I can go to school"
"Really?".....I know I sound sceptical...but that's because I am. Yesterday...he was fine...he went out to the shops with his friends after school....he didn't complain once about feeling unwell...he asked for takeaway for dinner.
"I'm just going to stay in bed and sleep."
"Oh...okay then....well I'll just keep your phone with me...you won't be needing it."
"Why? Everyone will be at school...I won't be using it."
"Then it won't matter that it's with me. I'll keep your phone and you can go to bed and sleep undisturbed."
"I'll just go to school."