This is a great article (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/08/rising-cost-of-child-care-may-help-explain-increase-in-stay-at-home-moms/), you should read/skim it. It’s disheartening to know that the daycare cost situation reaches much further than Toronto. I had no idea. But It’s so wonderful to know that more moms are staying home now!! Although it’s unfortunate that they’re being forced to by daycare costs, and also unfortunate that it’s still moms that stay home and not dads (although maybe this survey just didn’t differentiate moms/dads, I’m not sure).
Other than the fact that there is no available daycare in Toronto, the daycare that we did manage to get into was around $2,400 a month. We both made OK incomes, but that cost is the cost of university basically, and I’d rather give him the money for that if he wants it. Although since I’m not working, I obviously don’t have that money anymore haha. #Fail
Selling our house, cancelling cable, cancelling cell phones, not going out to eat, getting a super cheap car, buying non organic groceries, learning recipes that would lower our grocery bills, not going out to shows/movies/travel, not buying anything for myself, etc… have allowed me to stay at home with him, and I don’t miss any of those things even a little tiny bit. That’s a lie, I miss having a bigger house, but it’s not a deal breaker, it pales in comparison to being home with Max, and I’d give up even more if I had to just to stay here, it really wasn’t that difficult to give it all up.
BORING POST! I should talk about how he likes to put food in his mouth now for a long time and then put it back in places that I don’t know about, then feed it to me when it’s all soggy and disgusting without me knowing. It’s fucking gross. Like, I wouldn’t put a cracker in my mouth for 2 minutes then take it out then eat it again later. So why do I do it with him?? Why are things less gross when babies do them? No, I take that back it’s not less gross, it’s just as gross… but why do we accept it like it’s nothing??? I ate so many wet french fries yesterday that I want to barf thinking about it now, but at the time it was hilarious. ugh.