Have you heard of that saying?
I know. It's very American to say the word "ain't". But you get the message.
And to expand on that concept, it's not just all about the 'Mama'. What if your eldest child was ill? With a high fever? Or couldn't shake a cough for weeks? Or worse, their behaviour was regularly off, like poor appetite and eating, poor sleeping, chronic ear aches, and other conditions?
How about the Daddy in the family? He matters too! What if he came home and was really grumpy, angry, and didn't talk to anyone because he just had a rough day or week.
Doesn't ALL OF THAT throw your whole family off?