Yep I do.
Only way I can do big cleans and hair cuts/ doc appts etc.
I've got a whole month off work for a family wedding and I'm still sending the kids in.
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03-05-2013 16:19 #11
03-05-2013 16:21 #12
Yep, it's my chance to go shopping, clean the house, watch any real housewives I've missed out on, have a lunch with girlfriends, unwind, re-boot, re-charge. I love it!
03-05-2013 16:56 #13
I send my kids if I happen to have a day off - means I can get a lot more done and then the days I have with kids can be spent devoted to them. Plus I can get dinner cooked before picking them up and then we can go to the park or have some fun together without me rushing back home to get dinner sorted.
Don't feel guilty, enjoy some respite!
03-05-2013 17:16 #14
No half day option for us either! Never heard of it.
I probably wouldn't take him to daycare as its in the city so would be a pain to do drop off and pick up.
03-05-2013 17:16 #15
Also agree with needing a day to yourself every now and again. I only have Mondays off ATM, and trying to fit everything in is putting me in struggle town. I need my 3 hrs to myself whilst dd 2 is at kinder, dd 3 is at daycare and dd 1 at school; otherwise I'm grumpy by the time 3:30 comes! Lol!
03-05-2013 17:34 #16
Yeah, I do.
I think you can get the rebate and/or benefit cut back if you have too many absences. So I just send her and pick her up early.
That said, I only use after school care.
03-05-2013 17:36 #17
Yes! I am a school teacher, I always send them in school holidays
03-05-2013 18:19 #18
I only had my ds in childcare for a year, but I did have a couple of weeks off that weren't family holiday time and I left him in childcare for his usual 2 days that week. From memory those days were filled with errands galore and lots of appointments like the dentist, optometrist, etc. I definitely made the most of those days.
03-05-2013 18:29 #19
Yep, I've already paid for it and he loves it. Although he'll go later and come home a bit earlier.
Not that I have many days off!
03-05-2013 18:40 #20
I work 4 days a week but pay for 5 to have the flexibility with work. 95% of the time I keep him home with me on the Friday. I'm already paying for it so it doesn't matter if he is home or at the daycare center. I find 4 days work and 3 days together a good work life balance.
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