|this little frog makes me smile - bought at Bed Bath and Beyond in Concord for $10 - best? no one can steal it :)|
D was also sick so on Friday it was (relatively) easy because I took Kendra to school on the way to work (yes, I had to get up and going early!) and D took Connor to the doc and to get meds from the pharmacy.
Nanny S then went to collect K at 12:30 to bring her back home. D and Connor were able to rest here.
With this very slight maneuvering, we realised there may be a problem in future :)
|new business cards - I love them so much I may just start using them as gift tags :) also, new pillows in the background|
Then yesterday I didn't feel Kendra was well enough to go to school. Granted, she was actually fine but her voice was so croaky and I wanted her 100%.
D decided to take a half day's family responsibility leave so he dropped Connor at school, went to get a new script for Kendra, got her meds, shopped and fetched Connor again.
I would have done the pick-up yesterday since Nanny S had to stay behind with K especially since my work is very good about treating us like adults (we come and go but we have to get our work done and not abuse the system) BUT we had an important golf day and I had to do some of my thing - schmoozing a bit.
D and I were thinking a lot about what people do when both parents work full-time and don't have another person to fetch and carry a kid. We can't very well ask MIL to drive 40 mins one way to fetch a kid and drive that kid 2 mins to get home, and then 40 mins again.
I also read a blog yesterday where the mother is a SAHM, her hubby was travelling and she had 3 kids, one sick. She said the sick kid had to be put in the car in pjs to take the other kid to an appt and fetch another kid. So it felt like that a bit for us too.
|my new photo printer printing pics for my Ballito mini scrapbook - see my favourite washi tape on the flash drive?|
So today D went to work, I went to work and the kids both stayed with Nanny S. One was well enough for school but we couldn't make the logistics work so they both had to stay home.
It feels a bit silly but what can you do? I may have been able to leave work and do the fetching but because I was only in the office for two hours yesterday I couldn't afford the time out.
Actually, I have to log on now and finish up some work.
But what do you do when one kid is sick and the other needs to carry on with life?
Do you both fetch and carry, or is it always the one parent (and why? how did you work that out?)?
|I love taking pics like this from hotels (!) and realised the other day I'd never done in our own bedroom. Here you go.|
Do you want to know what D and I do?
Basically we take turns. My job is not more important than his, and his is not more important than mine. So we do this parenting thing together. (I'm not judging you if you split chores differently - I feel a need to disclaim in case people get offended...)
When we've needed to take time off for kid things, we either each do half a day if one day is needed, or one day D takes a day's leave, and the next time I do it.
If there's a going into the office late because of an early morning doctor appt, I generally do it because it's easier with my job and boss than with his. He would rather take an official half day or full day than go in an hour - hour and a half late. I have no such qualms.
So what do you do?