As is usual for this time of year I have been angsting about childcare for next year.
Daniel is going to Grade R at the school down the road and we are working on a plan for the girls for next year that could potentially be spectacular. But it’s still in the works.
It’s around Daniel’s aftercare that Etienne and I have had many
arguments disagreements heated discussions debates conversations. See, it’s like this: Etienne had a stay-at-home Mom all his life. In fact, he only went to any kind of school when he was 5, which certainly had it’s own set of challenges. I, on the other hand, had 2 parents that worked full-time. (I’m not whining about it, I totally get that they both had to work.)
The reality of my after-school life was that I was at various stages at home in the afternoons with a domestic worker, a latch-key child, in aftercare and with a lady who had a really creepy husband. The only time my Mom was at home was the 3 months she was on Maternity leave with my sister and I was in Grade 1 at the time. So, understandably I am really worried about what would be the best for Daniel, especially knowing that he leans toward his Dad’s introverted personality type.
Right now it is just not possible for me to not work full-time as sucky as that is, so we need to make a plan.
So here’s a little poll and I would very much appreciate it if you could vote and leave a comment if there is something I didn’t cover.
Please note: I want to know what your reality is and would welcome any advice you could possibly give. Even if you tell me to just suck it up.