I was secretly hoping my boss would decide I was not needed on this trip.
I don't know what I would have done if my sister and 20yo nephew weren't able to stay with the kids! (My kids are 16 & 18, but neither drive and I didn't want the 18yo to have to parent the 16yo through homework, etc.)
The trip was so awesome, and the kids (and my sister!) survived, so there was no need to worry!