My daughter is my little buddy. Her Papa is very present, but as a musician, he often works nights. He often works weekends. We’re both so busy that we spend little time as a family and a lot of time parenting Babe alone. When he is away, I have this hilarious toddler to keep me company. She is a handful, but at least she’s cute.
She is still in daycare some mornings (though the daycare is closing a month after Babe’s little bro is born). But she spends most of her time with me. After her nap we play, read, listen to music. We usually cook together. I started realizing it’s a great education. She sorts, helps break beans, and is very helpful with baking. She can cut and mash bananas like no one’s business. We really have this groove going with our afternoons.
I am realizing that come April, our groove is going to be disrupted. There will be three of us. How will Babe and I cook dinner and listen to music with an infant kicking around?
Because the daycare’s closing, I am thinking of just taking a year off of work and school to take care of both of the kids. I don’t know if I’m cut out for it. I like to work. I like to make money to contribute to the family. Being a SAHM is probably the hardest job on the planet and I’m not sure I’m up for it.
I have seen how Babe has blossomed since we found this awesome daycare for her. She loves her friends (four other girls) and the daycare provider and learns so much from them. It has been great to see her grow with them. Will she be as stimulated at home all day everyday with me and her little bro? I guess that’s up to me. I assume she’ll be just fine.