A few weeks ago was Take Our Daughters To Work Day. I half-jokingly asked my fourth grader if she would like to stay home with me that day. She turned her clear, gray-blue eyes upon me and answered quite succinctly.
"No way. I don't want to do laundry or dishes and I especially don't want to take care of Her all day." "Her" is the 3-year old.
I sighed but I didn't blame her. If I had a choice, there are days when I'd choose fourth grade over this place, too.