We have always planned for me to be a SAHM and I have been fortunate enough to be able to do so. However, I enjoyed working. I liked having a schedule and a reason to get dressed up each day. I love being a mommy even more though! This year has not been the best one for us financially and we have discussed whether I should return to work. At this time we are trying to find ways to save money and me remain at home. I have also found a job that allows me a lot of flexibility. I am a sub for an in home daycare. It is an as needed basis and perfect for me. I have 10+ years of childcare experience and enjoy working with littles. Even so, I would not want to do it full time again at this time. But subbing is different. The pay is better, I can say no, and I can take Maddie with me. All things that I love!
Tomorrow is my first day and it will be 5-10 hours. The woman has jury duty so there is no telling when she will return home and one of the children will be hers so I have to wait for her or her husband to get home. I am really looking forward to working tomorrow. I will admit that getting my stuff ready as well as Maddie's has been a lot of work and I have a new appreciation for working moms. I am enough work to get ready, but getting a baby ready too?? Sheesh! I can say that full time employment is most likely NOT in my near future! I like my lazy mornings too much!! Let's hope I can handle be a working mom even if it is for only one day!