Today was a work holiday for me. Yep. And I had a “To Do” list a mile long. Ansley’s daycare was open today. The question of the day: “To drop her off or not to drop her off?”
I know how some mom’s feel about this based on all the facebook status posts I see. Some parents are under the impression of “If you don’t have to work – you need to spend as much time as possible with your child” and other’s are under the impression of “If you are paying for it, use it.”
Today I dropped her off for a couple of hours even though I was off of work. Running through my head was, “Am I a bad mother for doing this? I’m not working. My ‘To Do’ list consisted of running grocery errands, cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, updating one blog post, and vacuum sealing a month supply of food (to be explained in future posts)?”
I don’t think I am. Some people do. Lessoned learned: You shouldn’t care what people think of you.
I got a lot done. The house is finally clean from top to bottom. No dust bunnies (okay, maybe a few in areas I didn’t want to reach down and dust). And I’m going to pick her up in a great mood because I just fulfilled my early “nesting” urge.
So mom’s and mom’s to be out there, I wouldn’t feel bad for dropping off baby at daycare even on your day off.
What’s funny is that when I got to daycare, the only kids that were there were the “babies” (12 month and under). Read between the lines. 🙂
Onto the laundry tip. My closet/drawers always have mismatched pillowcases and sheets – and I always have to dig for the matching pair. Not any longer! So, Martha Stewart had an awesome tip – put your sheets after you fold them INSIDE ONE OF THE PILLOWCASES! Then stack according to size. How awesome is that?