I work 3 days a week and DD is in daycare on those days.
The problem I have is that DD keeps getting sick! I know it's normal for their first year of daycare to catch every illness going around, but she seriously is sick constantly. She had gastro over the weekend and now has a cold and a cough, plus 3 teeth coming through. I seem to have caught the tummy bug and am feeling horrendous for the last 2 or 3 days (if I hadn't just had AF I would swear it was pregnancy nausea!).
Anyway, I am feeling really bad about balancing everything - I used to have a senior position at work and run a team, I was involved in a lot of things and well respected. Now that I'm back 3 days a week it's not the same, but I kind of feel that because they know me as someone who works hard and 'owns' a lot at work, they expect me to be there 100%. But I don't want to be there 5 days a week and when DD is sick I want to be with her. I bend over backwards to make it to conferences or important meetings/events that fall on my days off but I don't have easy access to family to look after DD. So I feel bad and like I'm letting work down when I need to be at home.
On the other hand I feel guilty about DD being in daycare because I know that's where she's picking up all these bugs!!
I think I just need some advice - how do you balance it all without feeling like you're failing everyone??