Monday, December 29, 2008

I have never been more glad I found couponing...

As I was leaving work last Tuesday, I got a call from daycare saying that Sean had just thrown up 4 times. Phew! Poor little guy was screaming in the background and the first thing that crossed my mind was "I hope his tonsillectomy wound has healed"!! Could you imagine? Scary stuff. He was completely miserable and pale as a ghost when I arrived. He snuggled with me for a little while then we bundled up and drove home.

Once we arrived home he said he was feeling better, ate some pretzels and two bananas and slept all night long. Nevertheless, he could not go back to daycare the following day so (as his ever-helpful father said he couldn't possibly) I stayed home with Sean on Christmas Eve Day, even though it meant with no pay as I am OUT of vacation time. It wasn't until later that I remembered our policy at work...if you call in the day before or the day after a holiday, you don't get paid for the holiday. It was confirmed today - ZERO pay for TWO days!!!!! Awesome.

2 comments:

jenny from mommin' it up! said...

oh now that just sucks.

Liz said...

we know that feeling. Jackson's surgery is on Friday, so Charlie will not be getting paid for New Years sice he is not going to be there the day after. It sucks. Especially when you have a ligitimate reason for absence. THese policies are in place to keep people from screwing the system, but when its your child that is sick or having surgery, it really blows. I hope Sean feels better soon!