My husband is supposed to get his child over the summer for six weeks. However, we do not have any childcare for her. The preschool my son goes to only has older kids-4 and 5 year olds (the child will be four in August). There's other daycares, but none will take her for only the summer. Plus, her mother said she wasn't willing to pay half of the costs, and we aren't about to shell out all that money for her just to be at daycare while she's here. I'm a college professor and will be teaching a couple summer classes and my husband works for a corporate office. So there's no way we can get off work. His family lives out of town, and my family has their own life and I won't ask them to rearrange their summer plans for this child.
We're bummed, but it is what it is.