Now here is a stroke of genius.
Thing One and Thing Two managed to convince the Alpha Female that despite nearly indiscernable symptoms they really and truly were not well and needed a day off from school.
Being easily duped and excessively permissive she allowed them to not only have a day off from school but made the magic disappearing bed in the living room re-materialize so the lil boogers could lounge around in their jammies watching the History Channel, she claims Modern Marvels is educational.
Here I am taking advantage of their absence to hog not only the bed, but also the blankets, aaah, it is good to be the queen.
(The Things were busy running through the house either playing tag or trying to develop fever symptoms)