Today I received the phone call most working mothers dread.
"It's the school nurse, I am afraid your child isn't well and needs to go home."
Fortunately, I have a very understanding workplace and by 11am I was back at home with my 12-year-old tucked up in bed.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology I was able to do a little work from home.
After a couple of hours Ben came down and asked for a cuddle.
Something he hasn't done for a while.
Then he askedm e to read stories.
After I had exhausted my oral storytelling library which included Roal Dahl's "Lamb To the Slaughter" he asked me to make one up.
I went to the computer and printed out a novel I had written for children over four years ago.
It is still in its first draft form with notes for some chapters.
But the result was, he loved it.
Nearly 13 years old and he wanted to snuggle up and listen to my stories.
It just goes to show that every cloud does have a silver lining.
I have now vowed to work on a second draft.
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Skirt - Matalan
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