scene: me and mother of three boys, aged 5 months, 3 and 4.5, sitting chatting while 25 toddlers eat playdoh.
her: what have you been doing this week?
me: Nye was away for 2 days so it was just me the girls for a couple of days, it was mayhem. (Very proud of myself) It was the first time I've looked after them alone overnight!
her: My husband has just been away for 9 weeks..... So.
In my defence, they were sick, we were stuck in the middle of nowhere with no transport and the weather was atrocious. But yeah, apparently looking after my own kids for two days isn't that big an achievement. Who knew?
* photo via The New York Times.