Feeling rather discouraged about that fact that the workforce is just not set up for both parents to be working despite it supposedly becoming more flexible and understanding.
We have had a rough few weeks healthwise in this family, resulting in both DH and myself having to take time off to care for our kids (we have 4......so we share our sick leave for two people between 6 people in reality). Every one was starting to feel better and then DS #3 has a bike accident resulting in him knocking out 3 teeth late this afternoon.
DH has had to call in sick again (I was had Thursday and Friday at home with sick DS #4). Now we wait for the fall out....he will likely be "counselled" (he works for government) despite it being a legitimate need to take time off. He will also likely miss out on much needed overtime. This has happened before. He had time off last year when he had Pneumonia and yhen a few weeks later had to take the day off for when if the kids as I had literally just started a new job. It makes me sick to my stomach that we can't just focus on our sick/injured child with this unnecessary worry.
I don't even know what I am asking. I guess I am more venting! How do other parents with a bunch of kids make it work? Does it stress you out? Sometimes I think I should have just stayed home until they were all old enough to stay home by themselves when sick!!!!