02/20/2013 07:10 pm ET

Would You Leave Your Child Home Alone?

My kids go to different schools that start at different times in different parts of the city, making the daily drop-off and pick-up routines a logistical nightmare.

Add in a day off from school for just one of them, or an illness severe enough for a sick day, and you’ve got a real dilemma on your hands, one that usually requires back-up from the mister and an awful lot of grumbling from all parties.

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