The Things and Hubby survived without me...though Thing One said this afternoon "Mom, I missed you"
"Son, I missed you too".
"No Mom, I missed you MORE...and I missed your cooking. Dad, well, he needs a little work in that department."
"Really, what did he fix?"
"Fast Food...but when you get it is much better!"
So there you have it...while they can survive with me being gone, sounds like I've still got some amount of job security left.