We are back from a week long vacation in Stowe where Hannah was a superstar. She slept her nights, took her naps and minimally pulled on the dogs' tails. She amazed us all and, at the same time, reassured us that travel is most definitely a viable option. Now if only some Aeroplan point flights to Florida would open up....
So settling in back home and immediately plagued with a conundrum. Prior to the holidays, a few business opportunities came my way. Yes to some, no to others - but the bottom line is I need more time.
More time to work. More quality time to spend with Hannah. More time to not be constantly multitasking.
So while I wait for some education student friends to get back to me on potential nannies for a few hours a week, I gave the daycare down the street a call. And as luck would have it, they have an opening as of January 11th.
So a few concerns:
1. I only want to send Hannah for a few hours - post morning nap, pre-lunch (10am-noon) But the daycare serves lunch at 11am and then naps at noon. So in hopes of not messing up her current schedule, she would have to sit there and watch the other kids eat. No fun.
2. This is the third opening that a $7/day in-home daycare has had since October. Weird, no? We got a recommendation from the secretary at the vet who sends her son there but it just doesn't make sense why there are so many openings at what appears to be a prime daycare.
I have until Tuesday to give my answer.
In the meantime, I am hoping that a few nannies come through. If you know anyone experienced who may like to watch a pretty, well behaved little girl for 5-10 hours a week please let me know.
Thank god, our "real" daycare doesn't start until September. Learning quickly that letting go is so hard to do.