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Friday, March 4, 2011

Craziness!, Craziness!, Craziness!

Craziness #1
Aubrey is almost completely potty trained! I kept saying, "I know she's ready, but I will start during spring break so she can have consistency with me helping her out." No. She has decided otherwise. She is ready! She will always tell us when she has to go potty and most of the time we get to the potty. Still we have to work on the night time potty. Again, she is pretty dry when she wakes up but if I don't take her immediately to the potty it's too late. She is incredible. She's only 20 months and training herself! We are so proud of her.

Craziness #2 (Give me your advice!)

Whenever I think I have a plan for my life, boy, I am wrong! Heavenly Father giggles at me and says, "Time to switch things up and confuse her." As many of you may already know we have been trying for baby number 2 for a while now. It's probably been over 8 months now. It's been very frustrating and disappointing each month. My plan was to work until the end of this school year and then just stay home with my babies. Aubrey was too young to enter the day care at my work so she gets babysat by grandma and pop while I work. I figured by the beginning of the next school year that I would be pregnant or already have a baby and if I wanted to continue to work, I'd be in the same boat as last year with a baby too young to go with me. However, things have changed. I am not pregnant yet which means at the earliest I'd have a baby would be in the middle of the school year. Still, I figured I wouldn't work because of that small chance. Then I get the news, "We are selling the Preschool!" Oh? Okay, what does that mean for me? Although the preschool is being sold, the new owner wants all the staff to stay the same. Still, that doesn't make a difference in my decision right? No, I am wrong. Next, I am told that the owner has another preschool and would want to train me or another employee to be the director of the preschool. Okay, that's interesting and all, but I have this plan and I want to be able to be with my babies. Then she continues, "Brad told you that I'm going to open the center up to infants too right?" Okay, now I'm interested. What do you consider an infant, can't be that young right? Wrong, 6 weeks old. Huh?!? Now I'm really intrigued. You mean I can turn my job into a career and get to bring my kids to work with me?!? All of this is still up in the air but has definitely put a twist into my plans. I love the sound of this opportunity yet, I am still a little uncertain. This other part of me likes the thought of being able to stay home all the time with my kids and get to do whatever we want. However, it would be very nice to be able to continue to contribute to our family while we are still trying to get started in life. Ahhh! I am so bad at decisions.... I am almost certain that's why I am always faced with them. What do you my fellow readers think I should do? Please help me!


Kassie said...

It sounds like Heavenly Father is opening up the opportunity of a lifetime to you! But, the only advice I can give is come up with a solution... then pray. :)

I know you'll make the right decision. Love ya Katie! :)

painty (Melinda) said...

How exciting that Aubrey is already potty training. She is such a smart little cutie! About the job, it all depends on what works for you and your family. A couple things to think of though that I have discovered while watching older kids in my own home: 1. There is a brief window of opportunity before your kids start school when you can pretty much have whatever schedule you want. It allows for a lot of spontaneity and relaxing days with no pressure. The years before your first kid starts school fly by and then when kindergarten comes you are stuck with working around a predetermined schedule for the next 18 years. 2 The dynamics of how you interact with your children change when you are also consistently watching someone else's children with your own. I am not saying by any means that you should not take the job, it may be exactly what you need. It really depends on you. Those are just some things I have realized now with kids in school around that I hadn't thought of before. Good luck, I am sure you will do the right thing! How is that for the worlds longest comment? I miss you guys.

Shea and Kay-Marie said...

It sounds great. But you have to do what makes you happy. You have so many people that love you and support you. Personally right now I am wanting to just be a mom and stay at home with my little guy!