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If a working mom has a day off.....Does she spend the day with her baby or Does she send the baby to daycare anyway?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • When my kids were infants I would keep them i take them to school and pick them up right after---usually they go to extended day...its a treat for both of us.

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 3:55 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • It depends on the day. If she has stuff to get done then yes. If not enjoy the quality time.


    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 3:57 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I've done both.

    Answer by Dyndudes at 4:02 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Most of the time when I get a "day off" it's because someone is sick or has a doctor's appointment or because I have to do my taxes or something "fun" like that. The days off I don't use up with sick kids are few - I usually take one day off each year to spend time alone with each child while the others are at daycare or school, and if I have any left they usually go twoards family vactaion/min-vacation with the kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • you stay at home with your kids!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I'd stay with my kids, and if I needed to get a lot done then they could stay maybe 1/2 a day.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 4:08 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I stay home with my daughter unless I am using the day off to catch up on doctor appointments or something she will obviously not enjoy. My daughter enjoys day care, too. So I hate to keep her home for no reason. What's wrong with mom getting a day off from both work and day care. Sometimes we need it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • depends on why I have the day off , if its for a dr appt or more than one.. NO, I bring him to daycare because he freaks out at the clinic... I have had "vacation" where I scrubbed the floors and bleached sinks and the house and brought him to daycare so he wasn't around that - he does play indepandently well at all so he would have bleach all over US

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:37 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • If I have the day off to hang around the house, then they stay home with me. If I have the day off to get some errands done, they might go half a day, just until I am done.

    Answer by nmmama09 at 4:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I have done both, depending on what I had to do on my day "off". If I had to go to doctor's appointments, grocery shop. etc. I brought my child to day care for a few hours and then we did things together. Sometimes, I just spent the day with my son. I had to pay if he was there or not, so if I needed the time, then I used it.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:55 PM on Nov. 11, 2009