Our child care situation is what I am referring to, I mentioned it briefly in a previous post and thought I would elaborate, you never know maybe someone may have some oddball idea I never thought of.
The situation is Hubby works as an assistant store director at a grocery store chain here in Texas. The key word in that job title is assistant, being that when it comes to scheduling he kind of gets the shaft and doesn't get much say. Ideally He would work 7-5 on the days I work, he would take our child to daycare on those days...problem solved. Well because He gets the shaft with the schedule he mainly works 10am-8pm and occasionally 2pm-midnight. This is part of the problem.
I work night shift as a nurse, once we move I will probably have to leave for work at around 5pm and will not get home until around 745am the next morning. I only work three days a week and am trying to look into financially being able to go part time which means I will only work 2 nights a week.
So the big issue is that 3-4 hour time gap between when I go to work and when hubby gets home. Also the fact that just because I get home in the AM doesn't mean I can be up with a baby all day until that time gap begins because I have to sleep at some point in order to make it through work and be a safe nurse, not to mention some sleep is essential to life.
So, basically day care is totally out of the picture because they aren't open till that late so while it would give me an opportunity to sleep some they aren't open usually past 6 or 7 so we still have that time gap to deal with. most nurses I work with have family come watch their babes at night or their hubby works a regular human schedule so getting ideas from them isn't much of an option. I could have a nanny but do I have her come from 10 am to 8 or 9pm? Thats a long time and in my eyes a lot of $$$$$. We don't have family in Houston so thats not an option. I could go part time and work on the days hubby is off but that would totally suck because I then would never have a day off with my man :( also if I went part time I could space out my 2 days of work and then really only need a sitter or someone for that time gap as I wouldn't need to sleep all day I would really just need a nap and lots of coffee.
Going part time looks like the best option however, Im not sure how my smaller paycheck would work with us buying a house and having a baby at the same time.
I know God is in control and I pray that He will work it out as I know he will but this seriously stresses me out. I keep pushing it to the back of my mind hoping that one day God will throw a rock wrapped with a brilliant idea at my head, but at the same time I feel like if I keep ignoring the issue Landon will be here and I will have nothing to do with him when I have to go back to work. I think the solution is I need to strike it rich so I can just stay home until the kids go to school then start working again....hey we can all be wishful huh!!