Here’s a fun fact.
There’s currently no snow (zero, nada, zilch) on the ground of metropolitan Boston.
Here’s another (not-so) fun fact: schools in one metropolitan Boston community are having a “snow” (or at least winter-weather) day.
The culprit: wind...downed trees...no power.
“There’s no school today,” tweeted one obviously sad woman, likely a mom, with a crying emoji.
“It’s going to be a long winter,” answered another.
Mother Nature 1, working parents 0.
Turns out, it takes more than winter weather to give kids a snow day – and parents a headache. Wind, holidays, school vacation, the other 80 days on the calendar with no school; the 22-million school days lost to the common cold…
Have we mentioned we’re big fans of back-up care? No wonder the benefit gets shoutouts on Twitter not just in winter, but all year long:
HECK YES I DO. I'm grateful to my company for offering this benefit, and hope more businesses do it. https://t.co/CwYe6x7nND— Marisa 🎄 (@mar_to_go) November 14, 2018
I've used Bright Horizons backup care for my son AND my mom too! Amazing employee benefit that we have at @MDAndersonNews that makes us #1 not just for #cancer patients but for its staff too. #endcancer https://t.co/GrC7BQ30bD— Adela Justice (@chicalibrarian) October 18, 2018
It doesn’t always take snow to cause a snow day…or torpedo a work day.
Back-up care can save it.