So, I left messages on both days that Eldest was sick and I wouldn't be coming into work.
Apparently, in my department, the sick-day policy is interpreted as YOU YOURSELF MUST BE SICK TO CALL IN SICK. Not your children.
So I have to take vacation time for these absences. Even though I was nowhere near a tropical locale drinking fun drinks, and was instead taking care of and fretting and worrying over a miserable, lethargic, feverish, 6-1/2 year old. Nevermind all the yelling and reprimanding I had to do with his 2 little wild Indian brothers. Vacation days? Hardly.
Grrrrrrr. But lesson learned. Apparently honesty isn't always the best policy.
And, the wondering: Whenever I have to use the bathroom at work, I like to make sure it's empty. Even if I'm just peeing. I hate listening to others do their business, hate seeing the dress slacks or skirts around ankles, just KNOWING what someone else is doing. It's gross.
Do men not feel this way? I always see groups of men here at work, casually strolling from a conference room into the men's room together. Do they just whip it out standing next to each other? Do they continue to converse while they're urinating? And then do they go back to the meeting as if it's no big deal?
I just don't get it.