Taking a Kid’s Sick Day

Gretchen Rubin over at The Happiness Project has a great post about her bad morning.

… she started to make the universal sign for “ear infection” – pathetically batting the air next to her head, trying to wave away the pain.

Listening to your own baby crying in pain is agonizing. This is obviously advantageous from an evolutionary standpoint, but my nerves were shot after the first few minutes.

As a parent, it’s easy to know exactly what she went through, and her reactions.

sick-day-One of the benefits of working from home is being there when your kids need you.  Knowing that you can finish that important project tonight after the kids are in bed, makes it easy to take off and watch Peep with your little one, as she tries not to think about her awful ear pain.

Making good money from a job you love is the cake.  Being there for your kids is not only the icing, but the ingredients that make the cake so tasty.