Lately my husband and I have been touring childcare centers and home daycares.
Surprised so soon? The baby books say that’s one of the first things to figure out. Makes sense – trusting someone enough to take care of a newborn is a pretty big deal.
And let me tell ya, looking into childcare is a confusing task. One moment, I feel like no one could possibly care for my child the way I could. The next moment, I’m thinking I could never do this whole entertain-an-infant-with-limited-adult-interaction thing day-in, day-out.
Since the stay-at-home mom notion simply isn’t a reality for us, we’re looking. So far we’ve seen two, with plans to see more.
It’s a daunting task, but no matter what, we need to feel at peace with our decision. So we’re taking it seriously, asking around and doing our homework.
Hopefully the answer will be clear soon. I’ll keep you posted.