There is a mom at my daughters school who really irritates me. She is flat out selfish. Her needs come before her child's (it should be the other way around). I don't understand why she even enrolled her child in preschool because it is not a priority to her to bring her child to school. She keeps her home for no reason at all. She has admitted to myself and another mom that she didn't bring her child to school because she didn't want to get out of bed. She is just so lax about the whole school situation. A while ago she went out of town with her child and she missed a full two weeks of school, just because.?? I just don't get some parents. It makes me mad. I'm surprised she has not gotten in trouble. Legally a child is only allowed to miss a certain number of days. I think because its preschool she will get away with it. Because the truancy laws only apply from 5 to 18 years of age. I think it should be 4 years. I think children should be required to be in some kind of preschool program weather at a daycare or a school or even home schooled. And I have heard that in some areas preschool is not offered for free and it should be.