Another post got me to thinking about this subject. Do your kids have a key to the house in their backpack? Do your kids know what to do if they get home from school and there is no one at home? If not, at what age do you think that you would give them a key and make an emergency plan?
Those of you that are SAHMs and insist that you are always home, what happens if there is a serious emergency and you have to leave quickly to go to the hospital or something along those lines? Yes, this really happened in my family. You really do need to have a back up plan and a secondary back up plan, at the very least. I know that you can't plan for everything, but you shouldn't count on always being able to be there when school lets out either.