Saturday, September 4, 2010

I am here in this land of plenty and I am surrounded by things that I feel my children deserve, safe neighborhoods, healthy foods, adequate attention, technology.  I am willing to do all that I can to provide what they need to even the stakes.  I work hard and at the end of grueling weeks I don't know how I will make it.

There is good daycare out there, but not for my children.  I have to send my children into the home of someone I don't know.  I haven't done it yet and I am afraid.  The daycare that they are attending now costs a full 2/3 of my income.  I have to find us a home.

How do I find us a home and still afford childcare, good childcare, where the children are learning and their time is not wasted.  Daycare should not just be about keeping them safe it should also be about their intellectual growth.

...but not for me...