In a strange twist of fate I received an email from a teacher at Kid's school today. She is having a baby and looking for a home based daycare setting... for only the 160 days that they have school.
Not quite 6 hours before I received that email, I had just been talking about how I'd love to have just ONE kid to watch during the day. But, I lamented, I didn't want to be tied down during the long summer break. I told Mr F "wouldn't it be great if I could get a teacher's kid?".
They can't afford to pay what I would have asked. They can't even afford minimum wage. But it's money and you know we need it! And it will be good for Baby to have some company around. It isn't enough to pay for Kid's tuition... but it will certainly help ease the financial burden.
Anyone who knows will tell you it is very hard for teachers to find a daycare that doesn't make them pay to hold their child's spot year round. I imagine it is just as hard to find a child to watch whose parent's don't mind you closing for 3 months in the summer. This would truly be a win-win situation!
Getting to love on a baby (after the colicky period no less) and not have to night parent them (or travel with them)?!! It's almost my dream come true.