Working mom Audrie Burkett recently faced a dilemma many working parents are all too familiar with. The vice president and COO at the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana had a busy day in front of her—and no child care.

So what did Burkett do? According to Working Mother, the working mama took her one-year-old daughter with her. And that’s when something pretty magical happened!

Burkett shared a pic and post on LinkedIn, writing, “I had two meetings that would be very difficult to miss or join by phone, and he didn’t hesitate when he told me to just bring her into the office. I knew keeping a one-year-old entertained for an entire workday would be a challenge I hadn’t faced before, but our team embraced our youngest employee of the day.”

If you’re thinking another well-meaning working mother took over mommy-ing duties for Burkett, think again. The Indiana-based COO also wrote (describing the photo she shared), “This is our president & CEO Greg Wathen pushing my daughter up and down the halls of our office while she not so gracefully snoozes.”

—Erica Loop

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