Post # 62
My mom has worked full time since she was 19 years old. Cumulatively, she has had less than 6 months off since then, and she is nearly 60 now. She works very hard to provide for herself and my brother and I as we grew up.
She was home for six weeks with both of us (2 and a half years apart), then we were watched by a very dear family friend. I went to daycare from age ~2mo until I was about 12, and then I was just somewhere after school until she got home.
Do I resent her for working hard and providing for her family? Absolutely not. Did I still get to spend time with her and build a lasting/loving relationship? Absolutely. I also have a great amout of respect for her having made that decision.
Post # 63
@sn2bmrsmntgmry: I had a live-in nanny. She watched my sisters and me until we were each old enough to start preschool. I am incredibly close to my mom even though she worked a lot during my younger years.
ETA: she watched us full-time until we started preschool. While we attended school during the day she had free time that she used to run personal errands or take classes. She would then pick us up and take us to afternoon activities.
Post # 64
My mom was a Stay-At-Home Mom, so we didn’t go to daycare. However, we had no shortage of babysitters when my parents went out. I did go to pre-school for two years – 3 & 4 (2 days/week the first year, and 3 days/week the second year), then at 5 I went to kindergarten. I honestly thought that was normal, becuase in my area and our “circle” everyone sends their kid to pre-school, and as an adult found it very odd/shocking that a lot of people don’t send their kids to pre-school.
Post # 65
I was always a daycare/babysiter baby! I, obviously don’t remember when I was an infant, but I can remember being a toddler/young child and loving it!
Post # 66
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I did not go to daycare. My mom worked part time to be able to be there before I left for school and when I got home. I also have really involved grandparents that were always around.
I was jealous of the kids that went to daycare! It seemed like they got extra time after school to basically have another recess and play with our friends. I felt like the kids that went to daycare were closer and I kind of wish I got to have the after-school time to play with them!