Friday, February 22, 2008

~call me a bonehead~

~I had NO idea that there are 1 year waiting lists at most daycares!!! That means you have to get on waiting lists before you even get pregnant!! WTF?

Husband: "Hey honey, let's make a baby"
Wife: "Oh wait, let me call some daycares and get put on the waiting lists first"

~I had my 2 wk check up today and asked for some daycare referrals, which is where I discovered this lovely piece of news. Of the 2 places I called, one has a waitlist 'til June '09 (yes, 2009) and the other is actually August of THIS year. Add to that the fact that they cost $850+ per month.

~Part of me recognizes that I procrastinated on looking into daycare because I really, really, really don't want to have to utilize it...I've been in denial...I guess this is what I get in return. *sigh*

~I want to cry.

~I want to stay home w/Ethan more now than ever!!

~I bought a ticket for the local lottery's 400k...I don't need millions - 400k will hold me over nicely...*crossing fingers* BIG TIME!!!


em said...


I can't believe the little guy is 2 weeks old already!!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'll give you a heads up.Pre-school applications are due at 6 months. If you wait any longer, he won't get into Harvard, you know.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I have to say, I am a little shocked. I mean I knew there was a wait time but when I did daycare, we had moms coming in to scope out the place at like 6 or 7 months pregnant & we always found a spot for them when they went back to work at 6 weeks. Which means the wait time was about three months, but often less. There must be a very small number of quality daycares in your area with a *ton* of demand. The price says that to me too. Keep looking though. And putting your name on lists, just in case. People change their minds or move or get laid off from work or put their name on more than one wait list or any number of scenarios.

krystyn said...

Next weeks activity: get on various daycare waitlists.

In the meantime I have to find someone who does daycare in their home...I had someone semi-lined up and lost contact w/her...lovely.

These are all signs I should stay home w/Ethan..too bad it's not an option for me unless I win the lottery.

Freebird said...

That's an INSANE amout of money for daycare! Back in the ol' day I remember paying $55 a week.