Yup, it's my turn to be home with the sick kidlet. Luckily, I do have the ability to work from home. Sadly, working at home is not the glamorous lifestyle people imagine. There is no lounging by the pool gate, drinking in the sun while tapping away on your laptop. No. Instead, it is trying to send emails while your connection to the company server is slower than molasses and feeling guilty for walking away from your computer for any length of time. (Yes, this includes things like 'making lunch' or 'going to the bathroom.') I'm happy that I have the option to work at home so I don't have to waste my vacation days when my daughter is sick. It's just not an ideal situation. Though eliminating the commute saves a ton of time.