In a blog post that has now been viewed millions of times, she outlines the four reasons JJ won’t be accepting the award. They vary, ranging from it actually being Wright’s responsibility to get JJ to school each day, not his; to not rewarding “luck.” In other words, JJ is a healthy kid. He’s lucky. Many are not.
Which highlights Wright’s most important point about perfect-attendance awards. From her blog:
“In this family you are not shamed for ill health, vulnerability or weakness. In this house you are not encouraged to spread germs when you are not well. In this house we look after ourselves and the weakest amongst us.