Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oh how I HATE finding daycare

I am on the hunt to find daycare for Olivia.

This sentence makes me cringe. It makes me want to cry. It makes me want to quit my job.

I know that I have very little to complain about. I was able to stay home full time with Olivia for almost her entire first year. She then went to a close friend who only had one other little boy about the same age. Due to pregnancy complications and a new baby we had to find someone else to watch Olivia. Steven's aunt stepped up and offered to keep Olivia, which turned into his cousin coming to our house and watching her. Mind you this has always been 3 days a week because I am fortunate enough to only work part time.

Now that Steven's cousin is close to having her baby she will no longer be able to watch Olivia and his aunt will be helping her so she doesn't feel comfortable keeping Olivia for the three days a week. Are you still with me? It's been a little crazy and confusing... I know!

So I'm in the situation I dread. Finding someone who will love my baby. Finding someone who will give her the attention and the structure she needs. I know daycare isn't a bad thing. But it's finding a daycare that I trust.

I wish with all my penny's, on all the stars that I could stay home full time. There is just no way. It just isn't feasible right now.

I talked to my friend who originally watched Olivia and she is going to start school but will try to rearrange her schedule to be able to keep her on Mondays and Tuesdays! SCORE!!! When she texted me that she could possibly work it out I had tears run down my face. Yes I was at work! I couldn't stop them. Just the thought of having my little girl be with someone that I COMPLETELY 100% trust is beyond words. There is no price I wouldn't pay! (OK hopefully she doesn't read this... just kidding! I would be forever indebted to you!)

Please pray that we find what is right for us and what is best for Olivia. Until then I will be an utter mess!

I needed a smile and this picture always makes me smile!


Kelly said...

thanks for leaving your sweet comment and words of encouragement on my blog! i'll definitely be praying for you as you try to find what works best for your family. :)

Joni Llanora said...

Good luck! I know it's hard but I'm sure you'll find your heart's desire.

The Clip Cafe said...

I know this is a hard part of life and I would find it very emotional too. I hope all goes well xx

Kelly said...

I wish you lived closer, we would take her in a heart beat!