(Closed) Who Watches Your Kids When They Are Sick?

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Who Watches Your Kids When They Are Sick?

    Me or SO



  • Post # 3
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m still pregnant, but it will definitely be me. Sometimes maybe DH if it’s his day off but his work is not as flexible for him to take time off work on short notice. My dad is also retired, so if we’re really stuck then he could probably help but I highly doubt we’ll ever ask him.

    If we are both home and you mean the actual taking care of part, it will be both of us.

    Post # 4
    7308 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    If I had a nanny that came to my home, you’re darn skippy I would have used that instead of taking off of work. But as it was, when DS was little he went to daycare, and he was not allowed to enter the building if he was ill. So yeah, I missed a fair amount of work and school when he was small.

    Post # 6
    7308 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

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    @baletrina:  Your choice to be pregnant has no bearing on the job that you signed up for, so I really don’t see how it’s relevant. If you don’t like the employment arrangement, you can always terminate it. But the friends that I have who nannied routinely dealt with the kids when they were sick. That’s one of the benefits of employing a private nanny in the first place.

    Post # 7
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Agh it is me, which makes me kinda annoyed. Little boy was sick on friday and DH and I had a huge fight because I really can’t take the time off and DH just plain doesnt want to take the time off to take care of little boy when he is sick.  I ended up of course taking off, which go me because I get a ding against me because I called in for the day

    Post # 8
    8021 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    DH or I stay home with our kids if they are sick.  But we use day care and you can’t send a sick kid to day care.  But you being pregnant has nothing to do with it.

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