I love my job, but sometimes, I really wish that I didn’t have to work and today is definitely one of those days.
I left for work this morning at twenty past seven leaving Mr Frugal to handle the morning school routine alone. I checked my phone just before I went in to work and noticed that I’d missed a message from Miss Frugal telling me that her nose hurt. I knew she was at home with her Dad so I quickly sent her a text asking if she was better and then forgot all about it.
At half past two, I came out of work and checked my phone – not only was there a couple of missed calls from her, she’d also sent these texts:
Even though I knew she’d been at home with her Dad who is more than capable of looking after her* and deciding if she’s well enough to go to school, I got a huge lump in my throat when I read her texts because she wanted to let me know she was poorly and I wasn’t there for her.
It turns out she was feeling well enough to go to school and although she has a few sniffles now, she’s much better but still, it’s not nice knowing that I wasn’t there when she wanted me.
* I say he’s more than capable but actually he did manage to send her to school without her socks on! How is it even possible that neither of them noticed???