I work Mon, Tue and Wed this week (teaching) but my mother usually babysits on Wednesday so I can work (I'm on contract) but she's on holiday this week so without a babysitter I fessed up at work and explained I can't work has have no childcare or afterschool care available that day.
okay so feel a bit bad about that but hey ho...
but I noticed my middle child (my 5 year old daughter) developed what I think is slap cheek (fifth disease) - I haven't taken her to the dr yet but it looks a lot like it (seen heaps of kids with it at school where I work). I'll see how she looks Monday morning but I might have to take Monday and possible Tuesday off if she has it as they won't let her back at Kindy if they know.
Do I drop her at kindy and hope nobody will notice (it's gone from her face now but I notice it's on her arms and across her chest but not strong enough you'd notice right away) as I read you're only contagious BEFORE the rash appears - so she's not contagious any more but my kindy is super fussy about that stuff. My two year old is showing no signs so might be okay to go.. either way so annoyed! this would typically happen when I already have to take a day off work!
and to make it worse the year level I'm teaching Monday, everybody knows I can't stand as they are really badly behaved - so it will make it definitely look like I'm dodging the bad year level!
what to do?