So, we have 4 kids. I am with my oldest out of state on the other side of the country because she is in a competition. Admittedly, the competition is pretty long. We left Tuesday and won't get back until tomorrow. My wife has had the kids during this time at home while I am chaperoning the oldest.
During our time away two of the kids have been sick 90% of the time and the toddler managed to fall on a toy and gash his head requiring a visit to urgent care. So, it has been an eventful 3 or 4 days.
I just received the following text:
Child #4 still has the stomach flu. I. Am. So. Done. You guys have been gone way too long. I can't have anyone babysit for me because he has the flu. And don't tell me I'm over reacting. Can you catch a red eye flight without it costing a $1,000?
We are scheduled to fly out tomorrow around 2:00 and will arrive at 5:00 where she is supposed to pick me up.
I am thinking of just replying with the following:
Honey, we will be home tomorrow at 5:00. Hang in there.
Update: Ended up calling about 45 minutes after her text. She was much more calm and we talked for about 20 minutes. I think she just needed some moral support. I was able to stay positive, upbeat, and told her she was doing great (which I had done several times already this week). She had already talked herself out of the red eye flight idea before we even talked.