Working moms and snow days
I'm extremely fortunate to have a job I can do from home, especially during a freaky winter like the one we've had so far, where as one storm finishes up and everything has been shoveled, another rolls in. (A big one is predicted to hit tonight!) We've already had 8 snow days and countless 2 hour morning delays.
This afternoon I ran into a mother I knew who just started working at my optometrist's office. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, I asked how she like working there.
"Well," she said, "It's good, but it's been a real challenge getting a solid work-week in. Whenever school is closed, I have to stay home with the boys and I'm afraid of my 3 month review."
I have no idea what working parents do with their school age kids when schools are closed around here. Are there special programs or day cares for this sort of thing in your area? And who watches your kids when they don't have school and you've run out of sick days?