Monday, October 13, 2014

15 Crazy Get-Out-of-Work Excuses Only a Parent Could Use

I have to leave work to meet the plumber so I can find out which kid flushed what down the toilet.

I read a rant on Facebook that struck a nerve with me. The tirade was written by a random person who was complaining about parents who miss work because of their kids. “It isn’t fair!” she whined about her breeding counterparts. “Why should they get a day off just because their kid is sick or has some assembly at school? 

Yeah, that’s it. We parents just sit around and think of ways to get out of work. We like worrying about losing our jobs. It’s fun wondering if we’ll have enough money to pay the bills this month if we miss a couple days. And really, there’s nothing more enjoyable than feeling like we’re horrible parents when we’re forced to choose work over our kids (or even when we merely consider choosing work.) 


1 comment:

Diane Adamo Cassellius said...

I so get this post! I am the crazy mom of 5 kids. My husband work 500 miles away and I have a special needs son.. I am trying to work from home because my graduate degree in psychology seems useless.. I have to have a job where I am available for my son 24/7 - that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but some days it really feels like it. I actually compiled a list of "get out of work" excuses..How bad is that? Good for you to post so consistently. I am new to all of this, so we shall see!

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