Friday, September 14, 2012

Toddler Harvard

So far the new job has been pretty good. I work a respectable 7-4 shift but I could easily leave earlier if I needed to, mainly because I work through my lunch. The other day I was told by the Wifey that Baby wasn't feeling too well - she was in fact throwing up and just out of it. Luckily she wasn't at childcare but I knew I had the option of leaving early. Everyone at work is understanding. We even had one guy work from home because his wife was sick. I found that a little strange since his wife is a nurse but whatever.

It's also extremely convenient that the mother in law is so close to us and readily available. We are very grateful that she has no qualms about watching the Baby since neither the Wifey and I can take off. So even though it seemed liked the Baby only had a 12 hour bug, we wanted to keep her home instead of possibly getting the other kids sick. So the mother in law offered to watch the Baby one more day.

That was very kind of her to do that but I know she was just doing what was best for the Baby. It makes me look back at my own mom and how she would watch my niece and nephew 5 days a week and still had a job. And she never complained; I know that really helped my sister.

We even checked the daycare here at my office since it would be extremely convenient for me to pick up and drop off the Baby. But they are subsidized by another company and it's just hard to budget for a daycare that is almost a third of the family income. It's like a Toddler Harvard.

But hopefully our schedules will get better so the Baby won't have to be in daycare or we can find a daycare that we can truly love - here's to hoping.

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