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Needadvicetoleave Sun 05-Nov-17 16:49:26

More wwyd rather than AIBu.

DS (22 months) vomitted last night, all over everything. Only once, but definitely proper dick style. Ok in himself but has also got farty wet diarrhea.

DH and I are debating who has to take tomorrow off. We usually take it in turns/ share responsibility however:

Parent 1- tomorrow is the third week of a new job, though P1 hasn't actually been assigned any work. Work place seems reasonable and flexible. May be able to take it as annual leave but may have to take it unpaid. Annoying but affordable.

Parent 2- established in job, understanding manager. Has 2 meetings tomorrow, both important. One includes a client that has travelled 3+ hours to attend. Client is an individual, not a business, meeting has been scheduled for several weeks as client has had to take time off work. Likely to be taken as annual leave but missing meetings may mean it needs to unpaid carers leave.

So, does P1 or P2 take the day?

Absolutely no one else available.

lanbro Sun 05-Nov-17 16:50:15


BrokenStrings Sun 05-Nov-17 16:50:43

I would say parent 1 takes the day off.

Hassled Sun 05-Nov-17 16:51:12

Half and half? Person 2 is probably the priority, but could he/she do the important meeting then relieve Person 1 for half the day?

PuppyMonkey Sun 05-Nov-17 16:51:34


BumWad Sun 05-Nov-17 16:52:40


RedSkyAtNight Sun 05-Nov-17 16:56:25

Person 1

Xmasbaby11 Sun 05-Nov-17 16:57:34

Person 1

HouseworkIsAPain Sun 05-Nov-17 16:57:57

P1 as P2 already has meetings set up

JaniceBattersby Sun 05-Nov-17 16:58:36


Coastalcommand Sun 05-Nov-17 16:58:49

Could you do half and half?

WhatwouldAryado Sun 05-Nov-17 16:59:23


harlandgoddard Sun 05-Nov-17 17:00:04


ilovesooty Sun 05-Nov-17 17:01:12


MyDcAreMarvel Sun 05-Nov-17 17:02:00

Parent one.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Sun 05-Nov-17 17:03:40

P1 or as P
Ps have said half and half after P2 meetings if possible.

Stompythedinosaur Sun 05-Nov-17 17:04:01

Parent 1.

lionsleepstonight Sun 05-Nov-17 17:05:24

Which one are you?

Blackcatonthesofa Sun 05-Nov-17 17:07:12


ivykaty44 Sun 05-Nov-17 17:07:21

The child is sick could you get an agency nurse to cover for the day?

couchparsnip Sun 05-Nov-17 17:08:21

Definitely parent 1.

DayManChampionOfTheSun Sun 05-Nov-17 17:08:28

You are obviously parent 2 but I think parent 1 should take the day off.

Phosphorus Sun 05-Nov-17 17:10:32

P1 should take the day off.

For the next 2 years, their job is as good as worthless.

An established career, with employment rights and responsibilities takes precedence.

sinceyouask Sun 05-Nov-17 17:15:23

If I were p1 I'd be worried that it would look bad to be taking time off so soon into a new job, but it does sound like it makes more sense for p1 to take the day than p2 this time round.

BewareOfDragons Sun 05-Nov-17 17:16:14

Parent 1 if Parent 2 is unable to split the day (as in meetings are in the morning, so could then go home).

Sick children happen.

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