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Old 09-24-07, 08:46 PM
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Have DH take the day job. Your normal family life, the opportunities for attending evening events at school, sports, the chance better pay and a better work environment.....

Your children will be fine as long as your day care provider is loving. Heck, you are paying for 2 hours of nap time a day anyway!! Preschool can wait -- why pay for 3 years of it?!!

I really believe that the children are ok when there is love around them and creating a stronger family dynamic -- seeing mom and dad work together at home-- is huge!!

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DH would not be getting a raise. It would actually be a slight cut in pay as he gets a shift differential for working afternoons right now. He works the exact same job (which he really likes) on afternoon shift now.

I think it's a big deal that we never get to eat as a family, spend evenings as a family, be together as a family, etc but at the same time, I love love LOVE the fact that DH gets so much time with the kids too-- I know my husband is more involved with his kids with the nitty gritty day to day than 90% of dads, just because he's at home with them.

(I should also add that many weeks he works a 6 day week, so all we have together is all day Sunday. He hasn't had a Saturday off since school started 3 weeks ago and might have to work again this Saturday). I'd be less tempted to have him take the job if we had our weekends.
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Old 09-24-07, 09:13 PM
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I don't know that is tough. good luck in your decission.
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Old 09-24-07, 09:21 PM
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Sorry Jeanne! That is a tough decision. I see pros and cons for both sides. I do think having him home in the evenings for you two to have some time together is important too. Will he still have to work Saturdays with the new job shift?
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He may... but then he'd be home by 3:30 pm on sat afternoon, whereas as it is now he leaves here before 2 and isn't home till 11:30pm on Saturdays.
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