My daughter has been complaining about an upset tummy for the last two days or so. Not only is it Halloween, when tummy aches are traditionally brought on by too much candy consumption, I had a very important meeting this morning.
So I'm getting ready this morning, with my daughter in my bed watching TV and moaning about her tummy ache, wondering the following: is almost 9 old enough to be left home alone for an hour and a half? Do I cancel my meeting at almost the very last minute and risk the opportunity? Do I drag her along, with the chance she might throw up in the lobby? or the car? or all over me?
Everything ended up working out great for me, but I'm curious - what's a single mom to do in this type of situation? What's the right thing? What are some creative alternatives? What have you done to balance it all as a mom. Reach out with your suggestions - we're all waiting!
(Looks like I'll have to be Sarah Palin next Halloween ... oh sure, you betcha!)