Sunday, August 17, 2008

Why not start school in July!?

After all, it seems that the officials don't mind our children being in school during the height of hurricane season. I have to wonder if these same officials have children who are still school aged.
Tomorrow is supposed to be the first day of school. And it's been cancelled in 3 counties - Monroe, Miami-Dade & Broward. Why? Because of Hurricane Faye? Yup. The same hurricane that probably won't be a hurricane. It will work out because Erin is still sick & with no school in session, I can't ask anyone to watch her. I did call my boss & explain the situation to him. Thankfully, Bob's a family guy & understands that kids get sick. Now I have to hope that the other bosses understand. After all, I did call out sick on Friday, & yes, Erin did go to the dr, but calling out on both a Friday & a Monday isn't what you want in the banking industry. Those are the busiest days.
But what are you supposed to do when there is no school, the day care places follow the school calendar, & your kid is sick? I'm guessing I could take her in & have her sit in the lunchroom, but for how long before it becomes a bad thing?

4 comments:

Candy said...

I hope Erin is feeling better real soon.

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

It is so tough to deal with sick children as a working mama. Being self employed has it's perks in the sick child department. These days that is the only perk though. When Justin was little I had a horrible boss that actually reprimanded me when I had to take time off for his illness's. Justin was a pretty sickly kid before 5 years old so let's just say I was in the boss's office a great deal :( I vowed that if I was my own boss someday I would never treat people the way he treated me and I definitely kept my vow. Sounds like Bob is one of the good guys.

Get well hugs to our sweet Erin.

fricke92 said...

Ah, the joys of being a working mom. Hope she's feeling better soon and the weather calms down a bit!

Super Mommy said...

Ugh - been there done that! I just took off a WEEK from work because the girls were ill - and we had one of those dud tropical storms too. I'm so there with ya - hang in there!