Monday, 11 February 2013

Daddy Daycare

So tommorow is the small ones last day at nursery. Seventeen months she has been going, she first started when she was just four months old as at the time I was at university and about to complete my final year placement and my husband was working away. I remember looking around the place when she was eight weeks old and being on the verge of tears as I was talking to the nursery manager, on her actual first day I drove away in tears but now over a year later I can't believe she will actually be leaving!
It was a difficult decision however one that I think will benefit us as a family. Last September my husband was made redundant and with it he became a SAHD. I was lucky to get a full time job so we still had a steady income coming in and just before Christmas the hubster got a job that worked perfectly around my shifts and meant he was at home all day everyday so it seemed daft to be paying money out for childcare when my husband was at home.
I have been talking to my husband about his plans while i'm at work, I was particularly worried that bubs wouldn't have any social interaction with others her age, however it seems I do not need to worry as there is a playgroup that takes place on a weekly basis in the local village that they will attend, he also spoke about going swimming, going for walks to the park, drawing and panting when indoors and also having the occasional lazy / dvd day. I have to say after working away for the first fifteen months of her life I think my husband is looking forward to the SAHD role, I on the other hand would be a big fat liar if I said I wasn't upset or even a little jealous about the way things have worked out. Never in a million years did I think I would work full time while he stayed at home but I guess you just can't plan for some things...
Whats the childcare situation like in your family?
Thanks for reading :) x


  1. You should look up your local children's centre as many of them have groups for stay at home dads where he can meet other dads and your little one can make friends! I am a stay at home mum and worry that my son is missing out on the social side of nursery but we go to lots of great groups and have made so many friends through them. Hope it works out well for you x

  2. Thanks Bex, we will definitley look into that :) x

  3. Hope it goes well, I'm sure hubby will love it.


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