October 2, 2014 2:37 am at 2:37 am #613797scienceprogramMember
My children are all in school but are not old enough to stay home
alone. If two parents work full time, what do you do with all the vacation days from school? for example, erev yom kippur they are off and for erev succos too…
I wanted advice from others because most jobs do not let workers take off that many days such that parents can’t just take off every day that their children are off from school!
To anyone out there with this same experience, please let me know what you do.
Thank you.October 2, 2014 2:57 am at 2:57 am #1034104JosephParticipant
Go to friends whose mother is a housewife.October 2, 2014 2:58 am at 2:58 am #1034105jewishfeminist02Member
I know in Baltimore, there is an “erev yuntif camp” where you can send your kids if you have to work but they’re off from school. Very reasonable too, something like $25/day for one kid, $20 each for 2, and $18 each for 3 or more. I don’t think it’s a full day but it’s 9-3 or something like that, which I’m sure is a big help.October 2, 2014 4:19 am at 4:19 am #1034106🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
become a housewife and watch your friends kids tooOctober 2, 2014 4:57 am at 4:57 am #1034107cvParticipant
“become a housewife and watch your friends kids too”
For some families one pay check is not enough to pay all expenses, including tuition. This is why both parents have to work.October 2, 2014 5:10 am at 5:10 am #1034108🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
For some families one pay check is not enough to pay all expenses, including tuition. This is why both parents have to work.
agreed, we definitely did not have enough. But for some families one parent isn’t enough to raise a child and still instill certain values. This is why one parent has to stay home.October 2, 2014 9:39 am at 9:39 am #1034109West GateMember
Syag Lchochma: What values, specifically, were you better able to instill by being a stay-at-home mom?October 2, 2014 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm #1034110jewishfeminist02Member
Whether or not the wife works is a delicate decision that has to be decided independently by each couple. There is no one-size-fits all solution. I think most would agree, however, that a woman shouldn’t decide to stay home for the sole reason of child care on days off from school. That’s a pretty minor consideration in the grand scheme of things, and besides, I would hope that her job earns more money annually than the total babysitting cost for the handful of days in question.October 5, 2014 4:42 am at 4:42 am #1034111scienceprogramMember
I appreciate everyone who took time to comment. However, I did not get any real advice from people who have this situation.
Obviously, I would think of getting a babysitter even if it is an added expense. HOWEVER, MOST BABYSITTERS HAVE FULL TIME POSITIONS and ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ONLY THE DAYS MY CHILDREN ARE OFF FROM SCHOOL.October 5, 2014 6:17 am at 6:17 am #1034112JosephParticipant
Is “The Baby-Sitters Club” still in business?October 5, 2014 11:45 am at 11:45 am #1034113squeakParticipant
The best people to ask about babysitting are the ones who work in the school. Their availability coincides with your needs. Call your rebbi, morah, assistant rebbi, assistant morah, resource room, administrator, assistant administrator, principal, asisstant principal, etc. and ask them what theyre doing today.October 5, 2014 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm #1034114ivoryMember
That’s a good idea. You can get a high school girl who doesn’t either have school on those days off
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