Monday, September 08, 2008

Daycare decisions and mom on the warpath

After much discussion over the weekend, my husband decided that he is not ready to stop being a stay-at-home dad. We spent a lot of time talking about it because I wanted to make sure that he was making that decision based on his own needs/wants, not just the trauma of some rough drop-offs at daycare. Also that he was willing to commit to staying home for at least another 6 months to a year, so that we're not crawling back to daycare in three months totally regretting it. He said yes, this is the job he wants, no other. I called the daycare this morning and tried to make it clear that it was because of my husband, NOT any problems we had with the daycare itself, and that I hoped in another year we could come back. Daycare provider was very nice and understanding about the whole thing. So there you have it.


This is the other piece of bullshit I've been dealing with for the last month. Bleah.

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Blogger Aunt Becky said...

I'm glad you guys reached a decision. It's so very hard.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Eva said...

I'm glad to hear you guys are going to do what feels right. :)

12:16 PM  
Blogger Eva said...

And the car seat stuff--hope you get that refund!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I'm glad that you've both come to a decision that works for you. I hope that it continues to be the best solution!

As far as the carseat stuff, I want to know how they can possibly put in a regulation about "the child's legs cannot go past the end of the restraint device". When we fly with K, he's in a FF carseat. Of course his legs go past the end of it! If the manufacturers have made it to fit specific regulations and the FAA says that those regulations are acceptable for flying, I don't think a carrier can decide that they don't like the FAA rules and they'll just make their own.

I would definitely pursue it further, both consumer advocacy groups and the FAA--have you gotten a response from them?

1:37 PM  
Blogger MoMo said...

First of all, I am glad you came to a decision about the daycare. It is such a huge change that you really need to be ready for it.

And that car seat situation-OMG!! I can't wait to hear what the journal will say. Keep us posted!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Thalia said...

Well, it sounds like the mister has thought things through, and I'm sure batgirl will benefit. Maybe he can find some toddler groups to go to so that she gets used to playdates and the socialising you said you thought she'd enjoy, he gets a bit of a break etc. Maybe there are even some other daddies around?

3:51 PM  
Blogger Thalia said...

i had no idea about all this car seat stuff as we've never bought pob her own seat, I've just held her. All that to come, I guess.

3:52 PM  
Blogger caramama said...

Glad that you guys made a decision you feel is right.

OMG about the flight attendants! I'd be livid! Great letter you wrote, though! Kudos on following up on it.

3:09 PM  

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