8 months seems to be a common theme, I was thinking I would go back just after their first birthday for 2 days a week. I'm a little scared about how we will go without the 2 full incomes. I have become accustomed to a certain lifestyle and it's going to be hard giving that up. That's awesome mrsLA you can take the bubs to work!
I love the emoticons as well
I would love to be a super rich stay at home mum ! Lunch with the ladies, visiting the museums and the zoo and other fun but educational things with my kids, facials and mani pedis, a nanny for when I get my facials! Lol!!
Lil Nightmare, you beat me to the Childcare costs, while I was typing lol
$76 that's really cheap compared to where I am, I'm sure you have said it before but where are you from? (my memory is like a sieve and I cbf going through all the old posts)
Sorry for so many posts, so much to talk about today!!![/QUOTE]
I work in western Sydney. The area is a low socio-economic one and the suburbs around us have a bit of a bad reputation. In saying that I love my job and the kids as well as the families are lovely.
I would like to go back to work but not neccessarily at kmart, and then only a few days a week. I have a science degree but have never been in a possition to use it, a have really low self esteem and sell myself short so have never really tried for the jobs I would love to do. National park ranger would be a dream come true, but I would love to plant trees or run a native plant nursery, work in a fish hatchery. Plus I have never had a drivers license. But I am very happy being a stay home mum, and there are lots of things you can do that are free or very cheap, like playgroups, mothers groups, story day at the library, the park. Though disney I still by a lottery ticket most weeks, a nanny would be great especially if they were like your best friend and you can share babie duties abit more.
I am lucky in that if I did pick up a few shifts a Kmart my MIL would be able to watch DS, I didn't realise child care was so expensive, I would only earn about $100 a day with a longer shift, so I would only make $20 after childcare costs!
I would love a renovated house, ours is so old and getting run down. Especially the bathroom. Just this morning Dh got cranky with the child lock on a kitchen cupboard that wouldn't open so he broke it off. now the kitchen door won't shut and DS will take every opourtunity to be in there pulling all the plates out. Sigh.
I hope you do find a nice place soon, fingers crossed!
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