WORKING PARENTS AND 9/11

Anne Tergesen

On 9/11, I always second-guess our decision to raise our children in New York City. Memories of 9/11 also prompt me to think about whether there’s something I can do to prepare in case another disaster strikes while I’m at work and our nanny is home with the kids. I’ve given our nanny copies of our schools’ emergency procedures, so that if the kids are evacuated, she’ll know where to find them. And I keep a pair of sneakers in my desk—-just in case I ever need to run home (they came in handy during the subway strike just before Christmas last year). I always keep plenty of gas in the car—-in large part to avoid fueling-up in the city, where pump prices are high and lines long. Otherwise, though, I’m stumped.

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