Um, we have a little problem…
In my last post I wrote about how I needed some space. I’ve got plenty of downtime as my husband is travelling for work but as a new “SAHM trying to be a WAHM”, I feel as though I’m falling short in every area of my life. I’m also trying to navigate a new city and that leads me to my “little problem”.
I need time to work… but I need money for childcare… but I cant afford childcare unless I can work. It’s a viscous cycle.
We are renting a home in a quiet part of town. I don’t particularly like the area but rent was cheap, the neighborhood is safe, and it’s easy access to all the major freeways and airport. It’s nice, for now. But I’m ready to get Liam into a pre-school or part-time daycare so that he can get more social interaction and I can get more work done. Most of the programs are ending soon, off for the summer, and starting again in September. A year from now we’d love to buy a house and, as you can seen from that map up above, Nashville is very spread out. If I commit to childcare in our area I’m afraid it may be too far away from wherever we end up a year from now. Our poor son has been through so much change and I’m trying to give him stability in these formative, young years. I would really love to know where we’ll end up next year so that I can start hanging out in that area, going to that branch of the library and YMCA or finding a church in that area.
So, does anyone have a crystal ball I can borrow because I’d really love to see into the future.
I welcome your advice! Have any of you had any experience with temporary housing and trying to get established in a new city? How has your toddler reacted to big transitions?