In my previous post I talked about how our child-care works here in wintery Finland, and suggested there might be a change in the near future.
So here is the predictable update; I've resigned from my job and I'm going to be taking over childcare/daycare. Ideally this will last indefinitely, but it is definitely going to continue until November. (Which is the earliest any child could be moved into public day-care if there problems.)
I've loved my job, twice, but even though it makes me happy (in a way that several other positions didn't) there is no comparison. Child-care makes me happier-still. Sure there are days when your child just wants to scream, refuse to eat, and nothing works. But on average everything is awesome.
It's a hard decision, a "brave" decision too apparently (which I read negatively!), but also an easy one to make.
It'll be hard. I'll have no free time from 7AM-5PM, except during nap-time (11AM-1PM, give or take). But it will be worth it.
And who knows, maybe I'll even get to rant at people who ask "Where's his mother?" I live for those moments. Truly.