Monday, December 11, 2006

Glad to be a temp

With The Little Madam waking up lots of times during the night, looking for cuddles to distract her from teething pains/dreams/the mental urge to walk in her sleep, I'm really not well focussed in the mornings. So while it's nice that we have such a great nanny to keep TLM entertained and on her toes (metaphorically, anyway), I've not been able to give my job 100%.

Meetings are the worst. Not only do I have to sit through 90 minutes of discussion about topics I'm not particularly interested in, but I have to fight the urge to give in to my body's need to make up for lost sleep as well. It doesn't make for a career-wise combination.

I'm probably luckier than most, in that we can live quite comfortably on the boy's income ('cos geekiness pays) and I'm actually making money with my job (I've worked out that, after childcare and transport costs, I'm making about $40 per week). But once this contract is finished I think I'm going to stick with being a SAHM, at least for a while.

Of course, TLM will be enrolled into some kind of daycare pretty smartly - just a couple of mornings a week or something - because she's going to miss all that stimulation and I'm going to miss all that baby-free time.


Make Tea Not War said...

Sounds good- I'd like to be in a position to be a SAHM- ideally with the daughter of the house being in mostly full time childcare;)

happy and blue 2 said...

It is really hard to work when you have a baby/toddler at home.
There will be plenty of time to work when TLM is older.
Being a SAHM is a full time job..

Angela said...

Childcare costs so much. I will put my son in daycare after I am done with school, because now that I have been away from him during the day and going to school I enjoy my adult time.

Michael C said...

I got to be a stay at home dad for the twins' first year. By far the best year of my life!!

Violet said...

mtnw: I'm sure you're exagerating. Part-time daycare would be enough to allow me to go to the gym and have the odd lunch with friends.

happyandblue2: I don't know how parents with young children work fulltime without going around the bend. I really don't.

angela: yeah you've got to keep in touch with your inner adult, I alswys say.

michael c: my hat is off to you. It can't have been easy.

Anonymous said...

Daycare is so expensive, and besides one day you would regret the time you did not spend with your child. So I think you are making a good choice.

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