Tarah's & Mike P. Convo re Babysitting - the Flu & a Week? What did Mom tell Mike about Keeping the Children? Some posters said, as Tarah was on FaceBook & playing games online, she used flu as a excuse for allowing the children to be w. Mike P. Imo, the reference to “week” is pivotal to understanding this. One angle about children being there for “a week” seems esp. hinky to me. Multiple MSM articles on Ali’s missing status discussed the girls being w. Mike P. for a “week.” Had they already stayed a week then? Not at the time of these articles. IIRC, the girls went there Tues. Dec. 20 after school and started to spend a “week” there. A week? If you (or some, many, most, or all employed people you know) came down w. the flu Tues. and phoned mgr. at work to alert that you (they) would not be at work that day, would you (they) say --- ----“I’m sick w. the flu and I won’t be at work for a week.” or ----“I’m sick w. the flu and I won’t be in today.” The next day, you wd either go to work or call again. Right? If you initially said I won’t be in for a week, your mgr wd likely think your flu was bogus. Seems to me that a stay at home mom coming down w. the flu would use the same or similar approach in seeking babysitter coverage -- ----I’m sick, can you keep the kids today? ----Not say - I’m sick today, but will recover a week from now, so you could bring them back then. Did Tarah ask one of these two questions of Mike P? Or did Tarah & Mike P’s conversation follow a different line? What did they say about the girls staying w. him?