In the pre-Covid days, it was absolutely reasonable to tell an employee that someone else must be taking care of the children while you are working. Telecommuting does not mean caring for your children while building a marketing plan.
Then the schools and the daycares shut down and nannies had to return home and shelter in place there. Even with things starting to open up in some places, the schools, daycares and the summer camps have not re-opened everywhere.
And here’s a secret about small children: They can be kind of noisy.
In the ideal family situation, you have two parents who can