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My Tips and Tricks for Faking Sick/Injuries

As a little girl, I was quite the drama queen, and some of you will probably argue that I still am.  I AM NOT!  I loved attention.  Let me say this again, I LOVED attention.  I found that being sick or injured got you a lot of that. I started out with the classic "I don't feel good, my belly hurts," but that only worked for a short amount of time before Helen wised up to what I was doing.  I knew I had to take action if I wanted to be taken seriously.  So, I would wake up in the morning and do some exercises to get myself into character.  Think of something sad to get the watery-teared look in my eyes, and then jump around so that I would be warm, maybe even getting some perspiration on my forehead.  I would moan to Helen about how sick I was and she would keep me home from school.  This method was good for now, but I knew I could do better. My second grade year of school was a particularly rough year for me.  I hated my teacher, and I was miserable in her class.  She