This is always a recipe for fun. This morning, Colton woke up with Croup and Kelsey said she wasn’t feeling well enough for school (at the time I thought she was just playing off of the attention that Colton was getting, turns out it’s the flu. How do I know? Puke. All over.).
Ryan and I immediately check our calendars. “I have conference calls from 1pm – 4pm,” I said. “Well, I have an 8am, 2pm and 3pm that I can’t miss,” he replies. As tempted as we were to “paper, rock, scissors” it. We ended up splitting the duties.
I took the morning, he came home in the afternoon. We both gave and took a little. And we both took our conference calls while the other one was bouncing and balancing between a sick baby and pukey toddler.
Everyone says “just plan ahead!”, “make sure you get up early and plan,” “set a schedule and everything will be so much easier.” I laugh at that. No matter how many white boards you have something always comes up. Kids get sick. Meetings get scheduled. Work travel happens.
I guess the only thing to do is to try to do it together. At least that’s what we’re finding out to work the best. We really haven’t cracked the case on how to cope with sick kids during the work week and today was new for us – as we’ve never had both kids sick at the same time before.
Hopefully tomorrow will bring better spirits all around. Night!