My daughter’s got the flu and can’t go to school. It’s supposed to be my week (I’d worked out the sitter, me picking her up later, her hanging around before the party tomorrow night) and I felt so guilty asking her dad to take two extra days. He’s got important stuff at work too, but, well, it’s obvious. I think I could take almost any other days in my whole career off work to look after my sick child, but not these two.

Nah. Not too guilty now I’m off the phone with them. That’s the point of having two parents.

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