If you have a kid in daycare, you know what I'm talking about, here. Daycare is NOT cheap. It's no wonder some women stop working altogether so they can stay home and take care of the kids.
We were looking into a daycare in downtown Seattle, close to where Shaundar works. Even with the Microsoft discount...$1600/month.
That's more than I paid towards my mortgage when we lived in Tacoma.
In the state of Washington, you are supposed to have 1 adult for every 4 infants.
1 Adults for every 4 infants.
Let me remind you what an infant is. An infant is a crying, pooping, constant attention seeking creature that can do nothing on it's own.
So...1 adult is supposed to take care of 4 of those? What if they all poop at the same time? What if they all need bottles at the same time. What if they each grab a pair of tweezers and head towards 4 different electrical outlets?
And, we're supposed to pay $1600 a month for that?
We've got some neighbors who have just had a baby. W…
So...I was sitting around recently, reflecting on, I don't know...my reflection, when I realized something: Owen Francis has really gotten the shaft when it comes to my blog. When Desmond was born, I was blogging all the time about him. Oooh, he rolled over! Ooooh...something about poop. Oooh...look how cute he is when he burps.
But, Owen hasn't gotten that treatment. It's not because he's not awesome...it's because I am older and much more tired.
So, I would like to take a moment to talk about my 2nd born...my youngest. Mr. Owen Francis.
Owen is Sassy! He is the kid that will look at you before he messes with the remote control just to make sure you see what he's doing. Then...when to try to take it away, he will run away!!! And...he's make sure to quickly put something between you and him (like the couch or coffee table) to make it even harder to catch him. He is a daredevil. He loves to climb. Forget the kiddie playground at the park. He wa…