- 7 years ago
So, please keep in mind this is me being a completely over-thought lunatic! Darling Husband and I plan on trying for a baby come late October/Early November this year…SQUEE!
So long story short my sister is a Stay-At-Home Mom (lucky her!) and has on numerous occasions said she would watch our future child when we do have a baby. I’m nearly positive she’d look at this like a Nannying type job and it would come with a stipend. This would obviously be much less than any daycare. However, I am twinged with jealousy at the very thought of this arrangement. Does it make me selfish to want day care before my sister?
To explain my position further, to me it’s one thing if a day care center sees my child developing over time in ways I will indefinitely miss. However, to have my sister bonding with my baby over me and experiencing those things while I pay her to do it is something I don’t think I can handle. Does this make me selfish? Would my baby be better off with family than with “strangers” Has anyone else struggled with issues of jealousy over these things?
Thoughts and opinions please!!