Katherine Donaldson (katharos) wrote,
Katherine Donaldson
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Childcare

Bleah, I spent the part of the day Rebecca wasn't fussing reading about how daycare was bad for infants under 1, and also how it wasn't so bad. Various studies, the article in the New York Times Wednesday about universal subsidized daycare in Quebec, Dr. Spock... I guess once my maternity leave is over I'll probably go back to work the 3days/week that I was at for the end of my pregnancy, at least until she's a year. For the first six months Jesse will have a day off a week for family leave, so that only leaves 16 hours at most to figure out.

It isn't as if I couldn't take a year off financially, and in a lot of ways I would enjoy it, but at the same time, I feel that without the stimulation of work my brain will rot. I enjoy my job, and given the distraction of Rebecca I don't think I could maintain a similar level of mental activity with only personal projects. Recently I've been spending most of my free time reading a truly egregious number of webcomics, news, and blogs. Well, I've started feeling more physically recovered, so that's been tailing off a little, combined with Rebecca spending much more time awake and fussy, but I can't say I've accomplished anything much past uploading pictures for the distant relatives since her birth.

Plenty of time left to figure it out, but today was the first day I started really looking into it. I blame my news habit and the New York Times. Evil Knowledge. Bye bye blissful ignorance.
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