Hi MM, Following up from the thread about parents I thought you would love this gem I had yesterday from one of my parents. Phone call.... Parent: " Hello ** won't be in today" Me: "Is she poorly?" Parent: "Mmmm not exactly" Me: "What do you mean?" Parent: " She might have an upset tummy. You remember I enquired about volunteering in school?" Me: "Yes." Parent: " Could I volunteer at break times and lunch times as *** and I could play together. She might feel better if I was on the playground with her." Me: "She's not having problems at break times and lunchtimes as far as I'm aware." Parent: " No but I miss her and she does get cold at lunchtime. Could she do a job in school at these times and I could help her?" Me: "Sorry no we don't allow that and I think needs to make her own friends just like and other child in Reception. I think ** needs to be in school if she's not poorly. Parent: " I'll keep her off this morning just in case she's poorly and pop her in after dinner time." It's quite sad really. Mum has obviously got a problem but it's the first time I have had a request like this.