Okay guys--I got torn up on my new BMB this morning for being unreasonble and ridiculous for the following post. Please tell me that you understand where my frustration level is coming from...
On Wednesday, our nany called at about 7AM and said she was not going to come in that day because she had "bronchitis" and had been feeling crappy all yesterday (when she was watching our daughter). I said that was fine, scrambled for childcare and went to work.
She texted me at about 9:15 PM that evening and said she was still feeling crappy and coughing alot, so she needed to stay at home Thursday, too. I was irritated at the late notice, but found more childcare, and got through yesterday. Last night, I called her to see how she was feeling and she said she was feeling better and would come today.
This morning, she texted and said she needed to stay at home one more day because she was still feeling bad. Then, our 15 month old woke up with a 103.5 degree fever. I immediately called the nanny and asked her if when she was saying "bronchitis," if she really meant she had a fever. Turns out, she had had fevers all this week, but just hadn't thought to mention that rather important detail to me. I have told her before to never come to work sick, and pay her full days when she is sick--so I can't imagine what incentive she would have to keep "trying" to come to work and failing to mention the fever to me... Total breakdown in communication.
So, now I have a baby with a 103.5 fever, I have been kissing all over her and sharing meals with her for the last few days, and now I will probably get sick, too, which freaks me out because the new autism and mental health study that showed any fever during pregnancy greatly raised the risk of having children with autism or other developmental disorders. Great.