I am currently at a crossroads in my life, confused and at a complete loss on what to do. I am hoping you can help me!
I am wondering whether or not to return to work 2-3 days a week and putting my ds, who will be one when/if I decide to do this in day care. I have tried researching but it's all so confliciting. Honestly though, more people seem to be against it then for it at his age.
Ideally, I would love to stay at home. I love spending my time with him, watching his development, sharing his smiles and tears. However, we do need some extra money-even just an extra $100 a week would be great! And the idea of getting back into the work force part-time is appealing. My DP thinks it's a no-brainer. DS will be happy with other kids, and DP was a daycare kid and he said he turned out fine, it's a simple and easy as that.
I am not so easily conviced.
So, what are your thoughts on this issue? I do know they range dramatically from parent to parent. But I am very interested in hearing different opinions.
I just want what is best for my DS, and I would hate for him to think I am abandoning him.