Torn between working and staying home
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|Mon, 08-18-2003 - 2:59pm|
I've been searching high and low for a new sitter, preferable one who doesn't have so many children in and out of the house like the previous daycare. Unfortunately I don't have any family that lives in my town, all of my friends work and don't know of anyone to recommend. I ran an ad in the paper, which was a big mistake. I've been in touch with the Child Care Resource Center here in my town who have sent me a few lists of referrals. I've interviewd so many different people it's unbelieveable. The biggest snags I'm running into is that these people want to be able to do school runs and drive my baby around in their car. My husband and I are very uncomfortable with that. Or, they want way too much money and we just can't afford anything over $100 a week.
We live in a 2 bedroom 2 bath upstairs apartment and although the rent is cheap, we hate it here. My husband and I are DYING to buy a house, which is why I went back to work. We could afford for me to stay home and continue living in our apartment(which we're miserable in) and I could take care of my baby. Or, I could run the risk of my child getting very sick again and put him in another daycare while I go back to work. I'm so torn. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to stay home with my baby and see him grow and witness all his firsts. But, I would also love to buy a house and perhaps I could then start my own daycare.
What would you do?