Okay now I’ve got that out of the way…
I hate this. I don’t want to go back! I love spending time with my little man! I know I have to and I know it will be good to be around adults and bring home a little bit more money but I also know I’m going to hate it.
We visited a nursery but we can’t afford it and it doesn’t work with NHS shift hours, even though it is a nursery attached to a hospital but whatevs… so childcare is going to be split between me, big man my mum and his mum. My mum works a lot and odd hours so she will just be bridging the gap between big man starting work and me finishing when I can do earlies. But when I do a late little man is going to his nanny’s.
Quick question for those of you that have your parents/ in laws as your childcare, do you pay them? Also where do you draw the line at boundaries and ‘nanny says so’?
I hope you understand where I’m getting at… I’m sort of looking for advice without specifically asking what I want advice on, I suppose just the whole situation!
The next thing that has been a big headache to sort out is shift pattern! I have made it clear that earlies during the week and a night on two Saturdays a month is what I can do fine but I have to fit in earlies. Big mans mum has a lot of appointments which also means fitting them around what she can do and seeing as appointments don’t come through two months in advance a lot of the time it makes planning difficult!
I’ve tried batch cooking, but I have a feeling that’s going to go out the window depending on who has him aswell.
Urgh this is really just a big moan.
Why can’t I just be one of these youtube mums? I’ll film our life and make cool videos and not have to worry about childcare and be able to spend my time with my baby over anything any day! Would anyone actually watch though??? I doubt it so back to work I go 😦