The past week I’ve been pretty busy with consolidating, packing and unpacking 3 months worth of stuff. My parents drove down to Savannah with me on Tuesday and left yesterday. The trip was uneventful and Brenden did wonderfully the whole way.
I’ve been toying with searching for some part time work once I got back to Savannah and was gonna start looking soon. Ironically, I got a phone call my first day back from a private clinic looking for someone to fill in for two therapists going on maternity leave. Being in a field dominated by women, it is common for employers to have a hard time keeping someone a long time due to the baby factor.
I interviewed this morning and they want me to start ASAP doing evals and building a caseload. They’re very flexible and I can make my own hours (1-5 PM sounds fine to me!). The biggest problem is: what to do with Brenden? I haven’t been away from him longer than 4 hours since he was born! I’ve been to a few day cares in Savannah in the past to do therapy. Some were okay and others I wouldn’t send my dogs to. I checked out one by my house and felt a little unnerved by the 0-6 month room where all the kids were either in swings, bouncy seats or cribs. I like the idea of Brenden interacting with children his own age (it was cool to see how much Brenden learned from his cousin Riley in just a few days) but don’t want my child to be compartmentalized all day long.
An unrelated phone call to a wife in the squadron solved my daycare woes. She has a baby too and was looking for a way to make a little extra money and brought up the idea of watching Brenden. Since I’ll only be working part time with sporadic hours initially, her flexibility is ideal.
So, things just seem to be falling into place. Trav will be home soon, my house didn’t burn down or flood while I was gone (and only 2 dead roaches and NO fleas!) and I am officially going back in the world of employment doing what I love to do and leaving Brenden in trusting hands while I’m gone. Hmm, maybe I should go buy a lotto ticket while I’m on a roll.