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  1. Mara July 29, 2007 at 1:47 PM #

    I have a comment that really won’t be helpful in the least. (g) From what I’ve read, you’re an attentive and devoted mother, so if you feel you need another day in which to finish work, Brianna is better off having relaxed mom and dad to play with on the weekend instead of worried-about-work mom to play with on Tuesdays. She’s at the age where she’s learning how boy/girl relationships work, so watching mom and dad interact on Saturdays and Sundays is good for her. It’s good for you because you block your work week together in one group of days and you can enjoy a weekend long breather like other people. And its good for your marriage.(g)

    Brianna’s also getting to the age where she will benefit from more interaction with other children. My son was an only child and did not get as much interaction at that age because I was a stay-at-home mom and we moved a lot, so we didn’t know anyone. When he finally went to preschool, he had to learn how to relate to other children and it wasn’t always easy for him, because he behaved more like a little polite adult, while all the other boys already knew how to roughhouse. So you shouldn’t regret the time Brianna spends at daycare, as long as the daycare is a good one.

    Now– on the other hand– I feel like I really do need to add this. My son is 21 yrs old now. Those 21 years went by in the blink of an eye. Honest to God, they just flew past and sometimes I miss that little boy he was. I miss him so much it brings tears to my eyes. I am SO glad I got to spend the amount of time with him I did. So from my heart, I tell you to savor and revel in every instant you can spend with Brianna now, because before you even realize it, your cuddly little girl will be a grown woman off to college.

    Unless you really need the money or enjoy the work too much to give it up, I would suggest to hire a part-timer to take up the extra work until Brianna’s off to kindergarten or preschool. My husband worked on weekends too and finally hired a part-timer, because he has the sort of job that will fill up your hours and then some, if you let it. You have that kind of job, too, so it’s up to you to know when to say when.

    Good luck. I know how difficult this decision is. {{{hugs}}}
    (Sorry for the very long post. Just a very vital issue for me)

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