I’ve gone back to work part-time for a while. We still don’t have childcare, so I go in super early for a few hours, then we do a custody exchange in the parking lot of Daddy’s work. I drive the kids all the way back home and get the baby ready for therapy. After therapy, I fix and serve lunch, then I go get my three year old from school. We go straight into nap time when we get home. They may or may not sleep. Then we get ready for my big guy’s extra-curriculars. We tend to get home after 6pm. It’s a long day. My body just wants sleeeeeep.
The kids are surprisingly OK with these changes. The stress and exhaustion is hard on us parents, though, which translates to short fuses with the kiddos, poor guys.
The big decision is whether or not to continue working. We don’t have childcare and my job requires me to go back to full-time. We still have nine hours of therapy a week. We can’t pay the bills on just Daddy’s income.
I’m really not OK with cutting out the boys’ therapy. I don’t want to get in the way of their development. I also don’t know how much longer they’ll need therapy. I don’t get much notice when a therapist says “He’s met all of his goals. There’s no longer a need for therapy.”
We’ll have to play it by ear and do a lot of praying.