anybody know how respite falls under FMLA laws? My attitude isn't in the toilet, however, its getting there quickly, and I need a break. Soon. Sooner given that I'm gonna be difficult child's sidekick at school for a while, too. Unfortunately, the only way that is going to happen within the next couple of weeks is while difficult child is in school. I do have a half a day's work I need to do regarding difficult child - contacting docs and filling out forms, etc, but frankly, I just gotta catch my breath. Any idea if "caregiver sanity" is protected? I always feel so guilty taking time off work to do this. But I know I need it, too.