Chaos Daddy Style

This post is brought to you by the ‘yoga’ chair we are currently finishing/diy while the kiddo plays with the neighbor kids. I am currently taking a mini-mommy vacation by thinking like a daddy. This means I will not compulsively check on the kids playing in my living room, and that I do not care about dinner nor the state of housekeeping in general. I am going to work tomorrow so I will let others worry about it. Hopefully I will not find that my child looks like a small version of freddy crouger and if I do Iwill keep my ‘daddy’ state of mind and not worry about it at all, letting her play around the neighborhood looking like that for the rest of the day.

Kryten and I shelled out about three hundred and sixty dollars for ‘drop in childcare’. This place had been around for about a year so we thought it might be safe to invest in it. We were supposed to get 200+ hours of kiddo care for things like going to the doctors and therapists that keep us acting like a relatively sane family. On our family roadtrip-vacation we learned that Stay and Play was closing and currently looking for a buyer. Sort of throws a monkey wrench into that whole acting like a relatively sane family plan. Luckily I signed kiddo up for a very nice preschool program. <thanks therapists/ doctors for talking Kryten into that for me, it was well worth the months of copays>

Stay and Play sold their computer/ consumer contact information and sent out a notice that a new facility was opening and would honor each hour we had purchased. This wasn’t exactly true. While each hour was honored we did not retain all the hours we paid for in total because that would have put the new business in a big hole. I totally understand this but because this childcare is a buisiness it is not reliable.

In this global economy when the nuclear family is isolated from its extended members it might be worthwhile to invest in some benefits that keep your middle class a little more sane and able to do the jobs we so precariously have. Dependable and affordable childcare might be a good place to start.

Links/Notes

“opposing views of motherhood” via Feminist Law Professors

Thanks Mel….i love this quote!

Winnie had eating disorder, Piglet had generalized anxiety, Eeyore had major depression, & Tigger had ADHD.

life is short

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