I’m freaking out a little bit. On Friday afternoon, my daycare provider gave her 2-week notice. Exactly two weeks.
She’s closing her daycare business completely to start a new chapter of her life, including marrying her long-time boyfriend of 9 years and starting a new job that’s not at all daycare-related.
I’m incredibly happy for her, but at the same time, totally freaking out about finding a new provider for Levi. Jason and I would really prefer to find another in-home daycare or possibly even a nanny, if that’s within our budget, since neither of us are big fans of large daycare centers.
Several friends have been amazingly supportive and offered to help out with temporary care if we can’t find a replacement within the next two weeks. We also have family that may be able to help out in a pinch, so we’re not in crisis mode or anything.
It’s just daunting to go through this process again, knowing we’d like to find a long-term solution quickly. I’ve been calling around to different in-home daycares, but many don’t have openings or are too far away to work with our schedules. I have a few other leads I’m waiting to hear back from still, so there’s definitely hope.
I think the hardest part of all of this is saying goodbye to our current provider. We absolutely love her and feel completely comfortable with her daycare. She’s been phenomenal, and I think it’s going to be a challenge to find someone to fill her shoes.
This post is part of the Manic Mommy Monday link up over at The Gnome’s Mom. It’s my favorite link up to participate in, since it reminds me to think about what’s going on in my life. Plus, the participants are all really fantastic – check out what they have to say this week below.