I admit that compared to most work at home moms, I’ve been luckier than most. I have a supportive husband and a full time nanny that takes care of my child while I’m working. I’ve been able to do work, have some time for myself, and relax because of my full time nanny.
So imagine my shock and fear when my nanny told me she’ll be putting in fewer hours in the next 6 weeks.
To fully understand my situation, let me give you guys some background. My nanny works for us full time but she also attends college on Sundays (she’s a 1st year ICT student). This semester, her professors required the entire class to intern for 150 hours so they could hone their skills.
She’s a really good student so finding a place that would take her wasn’t hard. The problem was the schedule. The company required her to intern for them 5 days a week, 5 hours a day every afternoon.
My nanny and I already have this routine going on. I take care of my daughter in the mornings and she takes over in the afternoon. So basically, her internship would eat up the time when I get the most work done. I’m pretty much left without a nanny for the next 6 weeks.
After sharing all this with my sister, the first thing she said to comfort me was, “This would make a great series for you blog.”
She’s right! This would be a great series for my blog. I know how to manage my time and a few tricks that would me allow me to work. The only difference was back then, my daughter was still a baby and now she’s a toddler. I’ll need to learn new tricks, bring my A-game, and make a few changes in the things I knew would work.
Instead of feeling sorry for myself and worrying, I’m going to put my money back where my mouth is. With a toddler in tow, it’ll be a bit more challenging but not impossible. After all, that is what we work at home moms and dads do. We adapt whenever life throws a curve ball at us, do our best, and pray really hard we don’t screw up our kids in the process.