upheaval

So since my last post, the Potato has had two more incidents at the after-school program, and landisdad and I have decided to pull him out of it.

Which means that, at least until the end of the year, I’ll be working from the old house a couple of afternoons a week. This will be coupled with taking the Potato with me to work meetings or my apartment, and occasionally relying on my brother’s in-laws for help as well.

What really, really sucks is that the Bee is seeing it as a major loss for her.

A major loss of the independence that she’s gained this year, since she no longer gets to be by herself in the house for a couple of hours in the afternoon. And a major loss in life equity, since of course she never liked the after-school program either, and the fact that the Potato gets to just quit means that we love him more than we do her.

Le sigh…

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March 31, 2011. parenting ain't easy.

3 Comments

  1. Jody replied:

    Oh the sibling obsession with equity. Sometimes I think it’s more exhausting than any logistical puzzle I might have to solve. Although in your case, maybe not so much. Good luck.

  2. Susan replied:

    Oy, that’s hard. ANd the kid care colliding with work meetings on top of it. Sigh, indeed.

  3. on the day before the revolution, I baked brownies « Bumblebee Sweet Potato replied:

    […] we made the decision to pull the Potato out of aftercare, I have been really struggling with the work-life balance. Having to stop whatever […]

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