So now that I’m nearing the end of my maternity leave it’s time for us to think about who’s gonna watch Lil Baby during the day. My grandmother is considering it but she’s recovering from chemo and we don’t know if she can handle it. I’m so scared of the thought of having to leave him with a stranger. I am literally praying that a family member comes through. Preferably my grandmother. I didn’t know childcare prices were so high. Clearly I’m in the wrong profession! Some people told me they’re paying almost $1,000 monthly for childcare. That’s insane! But to be honest if I had to leave Lil Baby with a stranger, and that’s the price it took to ease my mind, I would just have to do it. My manager pays a high price and even adds $100 to the fee so she can watch the center on camera remotely. That’s crazy right?! But that’s what I want. I wanna be able to check in on things visually. Also, I didn’t know that the daycare doesn’t wash out bottles and stuff. I found that odd, but people are telling me it’s normal. If you want your child to have a clean bottle for each feeding then you have to provide clean bottles for each feeding. I guess it makes sense when I think about how much time is spent cleaning bottles. I don’t know if I’m ready for this childcare life. But I guess I better get ready.