Without a doubt, one of the hardest things about having two parents that work full time is knowing what to do with your child when child care isn't available.
Also, I have chosen an at home daycare environment for Avery, but that also comes with the downside of what to do when her only child care provider is sick. Like what's happened for the last two days.
We are so, so, so, so, so, so, SO lucky that live close to family. My parents are always there and willing to help, which is so great. But every once in a while, things don't work out that way. So yesterday, guess who got to come to work with momma for a few hours??
I very obviously work in an environment where quality of life is a major part of our culture. We get very generous sick and vacation leave. And we also have a very laid back and flexible environment where you could bring a child in with you. When I told my boss I that Avery's babysitter was closed, his first reponse was "Bring her in!" When she got here, EVERYONE was so sweet to her and talked to her. She was little Miss Professional and acted so wonderfully. She watched movies and ate alot of snacks and even helped me carry a box or two! She typed on Kristan's computer, was giving fives, and played with the "big ball" in Whitney's office (her exercise ball, which she LOVED!)
I sometimes don't like working so much during the day and being away from Avery. But I am SO lucky to have a job I enjoy where they value their employees and are understanding that things happen in life, especially when you have kids!!!
What a great treat for me, to get to work alongside my daughter for the morning!