I have the opposite issue, and it can be just as stressful
Yes Janis it can be. If I am anywhere around Daddy doesn't count. Sometimes I love it but last night I had her around my leg while I washed dishes and then wouldn't let me write down my questions for daycare, etc. But I still feel for you Jackie. It's a pain either way!!
Anna- I'm sure that is a tough spot to be in, but thats great that they want to interview you. I know you want to be home with your babies, but it could be a good change for you. Either way I'm praying for ya girly.
Madison's pics are on my fb if you all want to look a them.
Anna--I know it's a lot to think about at once, but at the same time it's great to have options, right? Good luck!!!
Molly, Madison's pics are ridiculously cute, omg!!! You're making me want to go get professional pics done, which we never have.
cute photos Molly!
We've entered the "what's that?" phase. he asks it for EVERYTHING and he won't stop until I answer him :p
Anna- the good thing about jobs is you're not "LOCKED" into it. If you want to try it out, try it out. If you hate it, quit and stay home. If you love it, great. Either way it's not going to screw anyone up.
Anna, as stressful as it might be at first, you might find it a good fit for your family :) I am enjoying being home with Lucas this week, but I can't stop thinking about going back to work next week. I know, I'm sick!!!
My eyes hurt so bad from lack of sleep right now...*sigh*
Anna, approach all the what ifs as a great, fantastic adventure! Stay positive and hopefully your DH finds something great today for your family. Remember in the end being together as a family in the same city is most important. And good luck with the interview and deciding if it's right for you or not. Maybe you'll discover that you do great and feel better as a working mom and if not it's not like you don't have to stay forever!
So it was 11:50 before Aiden was asleep. guess who was up moving around at 7:15? :banghead: DH was already gone for the day (poor guy!!!). I tried for 2 hours to get him to go back to sleep with everything I could think of because this kid was obviously beyond tired still. I pretty much lost it the worst I ever have on Aiden when he kicked me so hard in the belly that I had shooting pains. I panicked for a good 15 minutes because I couldn't feel Zoe at all. Then she went nuts for 5 minutes before calming down. I'm still paranoid and keep paying close attention to any and all movements from her (she's being normal thankfully). At 9:30 we went downstairs where thankfully the balloons DH and I blew up last night at midnight kept him entertained while I made breakfast and got a pumpkin pie in the oven (promised to bring one to the squadron event tonight). After breakfast he got his FP rampway which is a huge hit and his hot wheels do well on it too. So I was able to clean up my kitchen mess. Thankfully DH got home 20 minutes ago and is currently working on trying to get Aiden to sleep before he has to leave again.
I was super concerned about sending my baby off to daycare too--in theory. But now, in practice? I know for a fact that having a job makes me a better mother, and going to school makes Adair a happier and more fulfilled little girl. I'm not saying that's true for everyone, obviously, but for us? Absolutely. She gets so much from being at school that I couldn't give her, and I am so much better equipped to be patient and engaged with her when I am not completely stressed out by trying to manage her 24/7. That time apart is good for both of us, and I think our family as a whole is much stronger because of it. I will tell you right now that if I, personally, was a SAHM right now, every single member of our family would be about 500% more miserable (for numerous reasons).
I'm not saying in any way that our lifestyle is necessarily right for you. BUT, do know that being a working mom can be a really good thing, and if it ends up seeming like a good fit for you, then that is wonderful! Embrace it! And if not, and you're rocking the SAHM job, that's wonderful too. But a happy and fulfilled mommy is good for everyone, so if you're interested in this job and can find a good childcare solution, it's at least worth considering.