Working mums, how do you manage it when your kids get sick?
My DS is 9.5 months and DD is 3.5 years and have both just started childcare 2 days a week and my parents have them one day as I'm back at work 3 days a week.
DS has conjunctivitis and won't be well enough to go to CC tomorrow so I'll send DD and I've asked my parents to look after DS so I can go to work as I've just started back 2 days so far, and feel bad for taking a day off so soon despite having 12 weeks of sick leave up my sleeve.
So how do you manage it? Do you always take the day off? Do you share days off with your OH/baby's dad? Do you get someone else to look after them? Something else?
I feel bad for even leaving him with my parents as he's off his food a bit and only is breastfeeding so I'm worried he may get really hungry or just need me for comfort. But then if I stayed home I'd also feel bad.
How do I also get past the guilt of letting either work or my children down. I know my kids are more important than work, but I can't be THAT person who is always taking leave even though I'm entitled to it with all of the sick leave I've built up over the 5 years I've been there?