That’s what Dad asked me this morning when I said that I thought I might want to increase the number of days B’s in daycare. Currently she goes MWF from 8 to 3:30. As she’s gotten older it’s become increasingly difficult to work on TTh when she’s here. She requires a ton of attention, which I love giving her, but there is no way for me to get good solid work done.
Currently we pay $570 per month for daycare. It would increase to about $1000 if we were to put her in 5 days per week, assuming they could even accommodate her. I told Dad I could easily make more than that with the extra time I spend working. I was more justifying the extra cost by saying I could make up for it, but it does sound a little like trading quality time for money. Isn’t this what every parent does who sticks their kid in daycare?
Dad didn’t seem to be super against it, but I think he’s sad that I feel such a strong need to get ahead quickly. I keep telling myself we’re sacrificing now for later gain, but when does it end? Am I really going to be OK when I have 10 rentals? Or will I need 20? And when I get there will it still not be enough?