RESPONSE TO: "I cant understand why people plan to have a baby only to return to work" !
For one personally I couldn't put my infant in daycare. But I'm not about to judge others. Its silly. Not every family works the same way....and guess what? That's OK! We all don't have to be the same because we are not the same!
Now lets get some things straight about daycare! I am not a "stranger" we are like family in my home. The parents in my daycare are wonderful. And its up to them to raise their children. I do NOT mother their children.
The PARENTS are the ones who bathe the children, feed them dinner, tuck them in at night, dress them in the morning, take them to swim lessons, music and so forth, spend time with then on the weekends, take them to the dentist and doctors, take care of them when they are sick, plan their birthday parties, take family vacations, take extra days off work for family, spend time with extended family, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other holidays, haircuts,clothes shopping, potty training, nursing, all the major decision making and so forth....I hope you.get the point.
I and my DH are very important in the lives of our daycare families. But we will NEVER compare to mommy and daddy! We do NOT parent these children nor do we replace them.
Here is something else for ya all to chew on! Good thing we have working parents! Its kind of important to the economy! We shouldn't be putting.them down. I for one am grateful! I need them to make a living!