Since I am going back to school full time this year I am going to need child care for my 20 month old son. We had a great sitter lined up but since I ended up getting into the nursing program she was unable to take him for the hours I need. So I made a few calls. One to a daycare. Thursday I stopped by the day care but it seemed that there were too many children for such a small space. They had they required amount of caregivers and were planning to expand but something about it just wasn't right with me. It is a very dull environment. The walls are a stark white and there aren't many colors at all anywhere. The caregivers were polite and seemed nice to the children. I, however, was not won over. Plus they couldn't guarantee that they would be able to take my son when I needed to change my school schedule. So I kept looking.
The sitter we have chosen has known my husband since he was little. I went to meet with her and decided that we would send our son to her. She is a licensed day care provider which means she is has to follow strict guidelines set by the state of Illinois. The best part is that she will use Tim's cloth diapers. I won't have to go out and buy disposable diapers just for the sitter. Yeah. Instead I may go buy some more cloth diapers so I am sure I have plenty for the sitter and at home.
Tim will have to go to the sitter full time while I am in school. I may also start working nights this next week at a nursing home nearby. So when I get home I can take him to the sitters and then go home to sleep before nursing class.
I know everything is crazy. My head has been spinning since this past Monday. But I just have to tell myself that it will work out. We will make it through the next two years. I am just glad that I have found a sitter and that I may soon be working. Wish me luck.