Monday, August 22, 2016

Taking Some Time...

So I have decided not to try and find a job for at least the next few months. It feels a little crazy after working so hard for the past four years to get my degree and because I love the work I'm doing so much, but it's what my family needs right now.

Our life for the past year has been like spinning on a playground merry-go-round. We have just been holding on tight trying not to fly off the edge, and none of us can really hold on anymore unless someone gets off and at least slows it down. With two kids in different schools and different extra curricular schedules, we really need to have at least one person with the flexibility to pick up a sick kid or drive to soccer practice at any given time. And although we both have fairly flexible schedules, there have been times when we both have something we can't move around. Of course, we can arrange for a sitter or for a kid to catch a ride, but that only works when we know about those conflicts in advance, and conflicts aren't always that considerate. Plus, the added cognitive load of figuring out who goes where when with whom when it's a poorly put together patchwork of support is tremendous.

So I'm getting off the merry-go-round and going back to days of packing lunches, planning dinners, running loads of laundry, and playdates... for a little while at least.

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