Every working parent has the summertime problem - what do the kids do when you are at work? Who watches over them?
For ornithologists with families, the situation is even more challenging because work often means traveling to remote locations or overseas, often living in tents or trailers. There are no local babysitters or day camps.
Did you take your kids into the field with you? Share your experiences here; give a hand up to those who are just now dealing with this issue.
It would also be very interesting to know how the experience influenced your kids. Did they appreciate nature, biology, and science as a result or would they rather have stayed home to play with friends? Did it influence what they chose to study in school and their career choices?