My 11 year old’s school held their swimming carnival on Friday last week, the third day of the first school term. It was also my 21st wedding anniversary and I really wanted him to go so my husband and I would have the day to ourselves.
It was not to be.
This morning I wrote the following note:
Tom was absent from school on Friday 1/2/13 because I lacked the fortitude to force him to go to an event, the mere thought of which invoked extreme misery.