This is very nice! I am a single wohm. Have a dd, age17, dd age 8 and dd age 2. I love being a mom. Sometimes I like my job, but we ALWAYS need the money.
We almost always have supper together. Then the youngers and I bathe together. I mean we all have to be clean and I need to spend time with them, so my solution is to all get in at once. We get to play and wash and get nekkid. Then we all pile in *my* bed and read together. We have read the hobbit, all the LOTR series, the Harry Potter books and are working our way through the Madeliene L'Engle books!! The "baby"(can she really be almost 3??) nurses and falls asleep sometimes, sometimes not. This time is so precious to me. Good thing I have a big bed!!!
My house is messier than I would like. I had to chuckle about owensmom *cleaning* motel rooms. My babies have crawled around in stuff that you would not believe, not the older one, I was a sahm then. But do I clean or play? I get the basics done, (USUALLY) but if you saw my kitchen floor right now, you would not stay for dinner!!!
I have used the *corporate* day care with the youngers. With mostly good feelings. I work at a hospital and since it is employee day care, folks come and go at all hours. I frequently get calls from other parents, " I just saw Claire, when I dropped Lily off and she gave me a big hug and kiss!!" Or that she was crying, looked lonesome, playing in the snow, or whatever. So it feels like we all kind of look out for each other's babies. Sorry this got long.... love to all!!!