We're at home. The kids and I and another little girl I watch on Fridays while her Mom goes to work. Sometimes I think I should be working, but I'm just not motivated to leave my kids with someone else.
I went back to work after my first was born, and my MIL watched him. That worked for 13 months until my FIL had his third heart attack and we all the sudden needed to put Hunter in day care. He was there for 9 weeks and miserable the whole time. That's when I decided that I would rather be in debt, live in a shoebox, whatever, I just couldn't let my baby suffer. I stopped working and cut our income by more than half.
Now we have 2 precious babies and I try to do anything I can to make a little extra money (watching this little girl on Fridays) and try to stretch our money as much as I can.
I figure one more year, and then I can put Chelsea in preschool with an after care program, and Hunter will be in school all day. I just have no idea what I want to do.
I was a restaurant manager for 17 years and that is just NOT an option. The hours are not conducive to family life, at least not for me. Maybe a bank? I don't know. I guess I better add that to my list of things to do.