I was out for most of the day today. When I got back home, I went through the coming home ritual of checking the answering machine. The first two messages were run-of-the mill stuff, but the third...well, that's the one that concerned me.
With rising consternation, I listened to an automated message from one of the local high schools. Apparently, my child was not in class today.
Imagine the disappointment, anger and frustration that I felt when I learned that my daughter - who is not yet old enough to attend school - is already playing hookey! Not yet old enough to go to school and she's already skipping! Doesn't she realise how important it is to get a good education?!
My anger then turned to guilt. Where had I gone wrong? Was I not being supportive enough? Not being tough enough?
And then I realised that my daughter isn't playing hookey at all; she's in Germany with her mother! Fawn must have forgotten to call the high school to inform them.
I phoned the school to set the record straight. Hopefully I won't ever be getting one of those calls ever again.