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I am currently a SAHM to my darling 16 month old DS. I am taking time off from being a teacher. After this school year ends in another month, I am able to take another whole year off and still have job security. I feel very lucky to have this. I want to stay home with my munchkin forever but that may not be possible. I may have the opportunity to go back next year part time. I would work from 8:30-11:15 everyday. If I go back part time then I can stay part time for as long as I want.
So here is my dilemma...do I go back next year part time and then stay part time for the next few years OR do I stay home next year and take the chance that I will not get part time offered to me for the year I have to go back? Ideally I would stay home next year and then go back part time the following year, but there is no way of knowing if part time will be avaliable then.
Part of me feels like I should just take all the time off that is being given to me...and worry about the year I have to go back then...unfortunately the planner in me worries that I am taking too much of a gamble.
My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.
I don't have any solid childcare options. I have a few options but nothing that I really love. Truth be told, I probably won't love any option other than me taking care of my child. Tyring to get a part time position and all that it entails is beginning to feel like a big pain. The bottom line is that I am trying to cover all my bases and plan for all the "what ifs" but that just isn't possible...is it?
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