Man, I love not being at work but I hate calling off. Before I got married/became a dad, I was on a 9 year streak without and unplanned/arranged for absence. I was closing in on 10. But now I have 2 other people whos problems become mine. Today my baby is sick. Bad ear infection/cough/red puffy eyes. He went to the dr yesterday. Got drops for eyes and ears and antibiotics. I get paid for days off, my wife doesn't so it was an easy choice for it to be me...but I still hate it. At least I get to stick my nose in other peoples fun threads today.