Yesterday was no exception. With no-one to watch the Little Lion for me and me being unable to afford to take another day off after the disaster that was last week, a bag was packed and he was bundled up off to work with me. We shared a hot chocolate and a babychino at Macca's while waiting for Margaret and he nibbled on toast the whole way there.
I thank my lucky stars over and over that my workplace is family friendly. I shudder to think how I would have dealt with the first couple of years of Carter's life in a larger school, where he was so sick that I was taking an average of a day off a fortnight. Now, if I'm stuck with no-one to watch Carter was wonderful principal simply says 'bring him in!'
The Secondary girls adore him, and take him off my hands to play with him at recess and lunchtime. He thrives on the attention and loves having the girls take him to all the play equipment. During the lessons he's set up with the macbook and DVDs, and he joins in painting with my Primary kids. It's a novelty for both Carter and I, and although it adds another layer of difficulty to my day he's so well behaved that it's just a matter of keeping an eye on him.
I have to admit though, I am looking forward to him being back in daycare today and being able to concentrate fully on work and my students. The days I share with him at work are lovely, but exhausting by the end of them!