Friday, June 17, 2011

Back That Up

Finding a good daycare center was not a troublesome process for us.  I looked at several online, picked the one I liked best, and after visiting a short while, we were set.  I've been really happy with our choice, and feel secure that Lil' Man is in great hands.

Really, the only problem with our daycare is that because it's religiously-based, it's closed for a lot of holidays, not to mention various teacher conferences, breaks, etc.  Last week, we were out on Monday due to illness, then Wednesday and Thursday because of a holiday.

My job is secure (I work for the family business), but I hate having to take so much time off.  Then, I feel guilty for wanting to be at work instead of at home with Lil' Man.  It's a vicious cycle.

I do need to get together some sort of backup system.  Both our parents are in the area, but I'd prefer to not rely on them all the time for care.  Not to mention that I'm not 100% trusting of my MIL with the baby even when I'm around, let alone when I'm not there.  Wish I was; I'm not.

I did leave Lil' Man with MIL and FIL two weeks ago for JD and I to go out to dinner as grownups, so that's progress.  This experience, however, did not alleviate my trust issues.

People tell me, "How bad could your in-laws be?  They raised two kids!"  Yeah, that's not something in their favor.  I'm married to one of their kids.  :)

Anyway, we'll figure something out.  I'm sure this will get easier once Lil' Man is eating more food and nursing less.


SassyCupcakes said...

Mate, I hear you with the can't be trusted in laws. I honestly couldn't trust my MIL to feed a goldfish as instructed by us, the idea of leaving a kid with her turns my stomach.

So good you've found a daycare you feel good about. Lil' Man must be so big now. :)

Manda said...

1. I'm so glad you're back! I've checked on you sporadically, and just found you again today. Yay you!!

2. My MIL is one of the things I'm dreading most about the new baby. I just don't trust her at all. I feel for you.

Delenn said...

Glad you are back, glad things are running (pretty) smoothly.

Yeah, as a working mother (well, at the moment--unemployed mother) I can totally sympathize with the daycare conundrum. Unfortunately, it really doesn't get that much easier as they get older. However, I found that our back up was just another daycare center (the YMCA) and it did help.

SassyCupcakes said...

Thinking of you. Hoping you're all happy & healthy. :)