Monday, July 20, 2009

A New Career?

I was confessing to Brian Friday night how much I hate leaving Lillian in the morning. Even though I'm taking 50mg of Zoloft every night I have small anxiety attacks every time I leave her in the morning. He suggested I start my own day care. I love this idea, but I just don't know if I can make enough money doing it. I currently bring home almost $600/wk after taxes and insurance for the family and all that. I just don't know if I could make that much. I mean I would have to have at least 4 children (plus Lillian) at $150/wk just to make the $600 that doesn't count taxes or insurance or anything. I guess I have a lot of research to do!
Saturday night I went out and got drunk for the first time! It was really hard for me to leave her, but I did it. It really helped that we went out with the girl that is watching Lillian for me right now and her husband, who happens to be B's boss. We went to Nights Under Fire at the drag racing track. We actually know a few of the people who drag and for this event they had a jet powered 4 wheeler and a jet powered tractor trailer, it was awesome!

I guess you can say I'm a bit of country girl, I love the sound of a cars engine and drag racing or tractor pulls. And yes I watch NASCAR.

Anyway, yesterday I went and bought Lillian a Jungle Exersaucer. Yes they say she's a month too young for it, but she just loves to stand up so I thought it was time. She was in aww of it, funny thing is right now her favorite part is the little koala that hangs from the bar, she could care less about the iguana that lights up and plays a song. I'll have to post pictures tomorrow cause I didn't take the time to pack the camera this morning.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. I thought about watching kids also but like you I dont know how I will make the money that I make now. I know eventually I am not going to be able to bring Jackson to work when he becomes mobile and he will need interaction with other children! Glad you got to go out for the night and drink. Hang in there. Also we got Jackson a baby Einstein jumper and he loves it although he cannot touch the ground yet, he still loves playing with the toys.

  2. I know how hard it is to leave your child in someone else's care.
    Yet after this week end, I also know how hard it is to watch other kids, and the responsiblity that goes with it.
    We watched 3 boys under the age of 8 from Saturday a.m. till Sunday p.m. and I was totally exhausted when I got home. I was so good and ready to turn them back over to their own parents, and we were in their home, with their toys, surroundsings, etc.


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