Last night my current boss decided to call an emergency meeting.
It seems she was rather upset with some internal documents and needed them dealt with right away. Having a passion for crisis communications, I knew I wouldn’t let her down.
After some troubleshooting with my team member, we set into motion what we thought would help de-escalate the situation.
Afterwards, the boss asked me to stay behind to discuss some internal restructuring she was recently made aware of.
Last night at 2:30 a.m. Miranda woke up crying and losing her mind. Matt and I soon realized she wasn’t going to fall back asleep on her own.
Once she was in my arms, it was obvious the poor thing had a very full, wet diaper (ain’t nobody got time for that!) and her teeth were bothering her since she was chewing ALL THE THINGS. So we gave her some Motrin and offered a bottle of water.
After that, she made it clear she wanted Mommy, so we sat and cuddled in the rocking chair for a little bit and I told her how I was going back to work soon, but that we’ll still get to do this (but hopefully not in the middle of the night!)
Parenting – every day is a new adventure!
Edit: For real information on crisis communication planning, I encourage you to read this article by Susan McLennan at Babble On Communications.