My day did not start of very well. I have 1 month exactly left till my estimated due date and I thought I had everything pretty much organized and then……
My maid arrived this morning and told me she needs to tell me something. Yikes, ok? She is pregnant too. “Woo, congratulations that is fantastic!” Well, that is what I said, that is not what I was thinking. I was thinking – “What the hell happened, you told me you were done with having kids!!!!”
Our plan had been that she would go from working 2 days a week to working full time and she would look after Baby OL while I was at work. She has been with us for a number of years, is very reliable and excellent with children and babies. We had discussed her doing a Child Care and First Aid/CPR course while I was on Maternity Leave so that when she started full time at the beginning of June she would at least know CPR and the basics like that. Well, her baby is now due in July and she no longer (obviously) wants to work full time. Also she would be off for a couple of months just when I needed somebody.
This really throws a spanner in the works. I don’t really want to employ somebody that I don’t know to be a nanny and I also would have preferred not to send Baby OL to Daycare. Looks like I am not going to have an option any longer and Daycare it will be! This sucks!!! Not only have I now left it very late and the good Daycares are fully booked but it is not what I wanted.
I know – flexibility as a parent but still. URGH!!!!!