You may recall, my sons were just sick a few weeks ago. I missed a lot of work staying home with them while my six-year-old had pneumonia and my two-year-old had an ear infection. Now, it’s my daughter with bronchitis. She can’t go to school, which means I’m home for the day.
Since I knew this ahead of time, I asked my boss about it yesterday. I’ve run out of leave/sick time with my kids being sick SO often , so, beyond becoming an indentured servant of my employer, what could I do?
They graciously agreed to let me work from home, but also gave me a homework assignment: find a trusted person/service who can stay home with my sick kids when I can’t. My boss (also a single mom of three) says she used to use a “Rent a Mom,” for a lack of a better word.
Surely none of my friends who would be home would want my sick kids around their healthy kids. So… do any of you know of such a service? What do you do when you don’t have any more leave/sick time available, but have to take a day off because you or your child is sick? (I’m pretty sure my coworkers aren’t too appreciative that I was coughing/sweating all over everything yesterday in the office.)