Charlene Prince Birkeland at Job-Mom is facing a common conundrum for working moms: the babysitter calling in sick at the last minute. Zoinks!
I’ve been very fortunate so far that this hasn’t happened to me. My husband, who works from home and watches our daughter, needed me to stay home only one day in the last six months. His back gave out and he simply couldn’t haul her around.
But I had at least more than a few minutes of notice! And if I wasn’t able to stay home with her, I probably could’ve called my mom or aunt in a pinch, or even one of my freelancing friends.
So what the heck do you do when your sitter or nanny calls in sick?