I've been lucky enough to be raised by a mom, who could stay at home and could choose whether or not to put us to daycare. My Mom was able to work from home and hence didn't have to worry about the obvious financial problems that arise, when you do decide to stay at home. I'm not as lucky and have started the hunt for a decent daycare spot for our lil man. And I do so with a heavy heart.
According to one of my Nebraskan friends (a single man) I'm clingy, since I haven't already whisked my kid to a daycare. I admit that the thought of my child being raised by someone else, someone that certainly doesn't have the time to focus on my child particularly and does not care as much as I do, causes me anxiety. I think the anxiety comes partly from the fact that I've never been to a public daycare facility and have no idea how things really work there.
I wouldn't call myself clingy though. I have no problem parting with our little man twice a week. He goes to my Mom's once a week, so I can write my thesis/attend MBA classes and he also attends university daycare once a week. The university daycare is nothing like the usual daycare facilities. They have two caregivers and max 6 children at a time. The place is very home-like and the caregivers are really welcoming. They don't go outside or do trips though, but since it's only once a week, that's fine. Lil man is always happy to go there, so I'm assuming he is having a good time.
If only the local daycare facilities would be the same. Unfortunately that is not the case, they are huge with lots of children and few caregivers. I would rather put our little man to a private Montessori daycare, but there's none nearby. And the problem with the nearby public daycare is that it is completely full, so our lil man might not even fit there. In that case I have no idea where the city will place our lil man.
Daddy holding two-day-old little miracle
Edit. It seems blogger published this unfinished entry earlier than I meant it to be, so I'll vent more on this issue later :)
Hope everyone is having a great week!