parenting post of the day
Sisyphus Shrugged has an awesome post about parenting. Sometimes indulging your kid (in this case, by accepting that she has a tummy ache and needs to stay home from school) isn't spoiling them, isn't setting a precedent, and isn't being a bad parent, but just the opposite: giving your child a break that he or she badly needs.
Let her read comics and eat ice cream and take a long nap and maybe play Snood and get sparkles and colored sand all over the living room. Whatever she needs out of being the only one who matters for a day, let her have it.
I should add that my two girls have been wonderful the past couple of days.
(via Body and Soul)