Yesterday was so great-it was good for me to think about what the problem is, and think about what I really need to do, and I was reading your comments and thinking it all through (I do the 6 thing too at work Brandy), and then Melanie hit the nail right exactly on the head.
My problem is really the child care bit. I don't like to ask people, so I put it off, hoping that by some chance Daddy will be free, but he's not ever free 9 months out of the year, and then it's a mess.
My family expanded while my crew of baby watchers contracted.
So here's my plan.
I have to look at the schedule every week and see what I'm going to need help with, and then, on Tuesdays, I have to call and make arrangements. Yuck.
I think I have to find some babysitters! So today's edition of "help Betsy figure out her life" features these questions: How on earth do you find a good babysitter? How does it work these days? How does it work in the country? Back when I was a babysitter, parents picked me up and took me home until I was of driving age, but that doesn't seem like it would work in the country. And wouldn't we need a babysitter who could drive anyway, for emergencies? Do kids still babysit? They have so many activities!
And how much do you have to pay a babysitter?
This is all very overwhelming. I think I'll be a hermit.