You unexpectedly need a day off or want to work from home because your kids kept you up all night? Absolutely. You got it. As long as your work is getting done and done well, you can come and go as you please. When your child is getting an award at school and you find out the day before, don't sweat it. Go to that awards assembly and cheer your butt off for your child. You should be there for every important milestone, award, and school performance. Family first, work second.