I am thankful that my Mom & Dad are available to watch my kids when I'm in a bind.
The kids (and about half the city) had today off while I was one of the unlucky group that still had to go to work. So the kids spent the day with my folks. They had a leisurely breakfast, they baked, they went out to lunch, and went shopping. Yes. They had a full day while I schlepped about at the office.