Hi This may have been brought up before, in fact, I am certain it has.
I have a beautiful DGD aged 17 months and her tiny premature sister (not officially born yet) who came into this world on Jan 6th, being due on March 29th.
All is going really well and baby is back home with her family.
Here is my dilemma - I have always felt quite strongly about committing myself to regular childminding although I love baby sitting and have been looking after 'big sister' for two months or more in the day while mum is with the prem. baby. It was a limited time and I was glad to get to know my little DGD who was at nursery until her mummy was on maternity leave.
My DiL is a lovely girl who I have known since she was born. She works hard and did intend to give up work when the little one was born. She would be able to work evenings as her skills would allow this but not bring in the same income. She has asked me (with not pressure at all) if I would consider looking after the two little ones from July until a year Oct (when childcare vouchers come into play for the older child) This would only be for 2 days a week and not in school holidays. My DS has also said that he would be able to work from home at times or take holidays as we do tend to take our own holidays outside school hols. Also I have odd hospital appointments etc. My mother also has the odd hospital appointment where I accompany her. My son suggested that I give it a trial run and if I feel its too much then they will rethink and work round it. Their rent is very high as they need a four bedroomed place for his older two who are 17 and 18 and spend every other week with him. The main think worrying me is that it will be a very long day. She has to leave for work at 7.30am and not get back til about 5. I know its only two days a week but its a long day. Having the older DGD for a week (in the day) was tiring although I absolutely love her to bits and enjoyed my time with her.
Any advice welcome please. xxx
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