For those of you who have help (whether it be family or home health aides), how do you manage when there are unexpected school closings?
I live in NJ and that storm that originated on the west coast finally hit us today. Blake and Olivia's school was closed, Hayden's school had an emergency early dismissal (the school called all parents aroung 9:30 am saying that the kids were being dismissed at 12:30). My home health aide normally comes at 2:30, I tried to see if she could come early but she was snowed in. I called the agency but they had no one that could come fill in.
How do you do it? It was so hard not having the help, having to drag Blake and Olivia out on my own to pick up Hayden is my worst nightmare coming true. All I can think about was what if I work? What do working parents do?
I'm not saying this to be selfish, there is nothing I am more thankful for than my home health aide and family support. Having 2 severely physically disabled children and giving them everything they NEED wouldn't be possible without the help I receive. Just wondering how everyone else manages on those days off... I can't be the only one who relies on help that has this problem?