I am a full time working mum. Little man goes to nursery at 7.30am and I pick him up at about 5pm Monday – Friday.
So when nursery called me on Tuesday to say little man had been sick, and we had to collect him..then he had to stay off for at least 24 hours, it was far from ideal.
Hubby sped off to pick him up so finished work early, whilst I tried to do a lot of work so I could have Wednesday off. We both have quite flexible and understanding bosses and companies which is great when struggles like this come up.
I always get a little apprehensive on days at home with little man on my own. Maybe it is a confidence thing, I don’t know. So I was automatically thinking how was I going to keep him entertained all day on my own.
Well…..little man and I nailed our mummy & son day! We had a great day.
Off we went to Tesco Extra in the morning to have a wander around. I also had no food in the house for him so we bought some yummy goodies and some cute new clothes for him.
We watched some CBeebies, played chase round the house, built towers and drove round on diggers. We went to the park in the afternoon after nap time, and then more playing and fun.
The more I relaxed and enjoyed it, the more he did.
It got me thinking that I had nothing to be scared off. He is my son, why do I need to be scared of keeping him busy and entertained?
Maybe it is a working parent issue? Because at weekends it is hubby and I, and we tag team and do things together. Rarely is it just little man and I on our own.
It definitely gave me the confidence boost that I needed that I am a good mum. I rocked mummy daycare this week and am weirdly proud of my achievement.
That may sound silly as he is my child. Hopefully some of you may be able to relate to this sort of concern and apprehension as a mum.
I always used to say I don’t think I could be a stay at home mum. But actually the more time I spend with little man, I find I adore him even more than I knew possible.
Maybe I could have a day a week as mummy & little man day and we could rock those days too.
How do you deal with unexpected sick days as working parents? Stay at home parents, how do you keep your little ones busy during the week?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO