So my "job" with the doc office is going to be ending in July.  They are outsourcing their transcription instead of having us do it, so I am out of a job.  Right now I am weighing the pros and cons of either babysitting in my home or going back to work.  Here is what I have come up with so far:

 Pros of Babysitting                                                         

* Staying home with the boys

* Not having to worry about work clothes

* Not having to worry about the price of gas

*Being able to get doc appointments when I need them

* Being home when Dylan gets home from school and not having to worry about figuring out how to get him home from school

 

Cons of Babysitting

* Staying home all day with the boys and added children

* Dealing with other children's behavior issues and their parents

* Having to have my house spotless HA HA HA

 

Pros of going back to work

* Getting out of the house for some adult conversation

* Getting back into the work force and bringing in a "valid" paycheck

Cons of going back to work

*Dealing with crazy ass co-workers

* Dealing with doing my hair and getting dressed everyday in regular clothes

* Work uniforms/dress clothes

 So can you ladies think of anything else I am missing for a Pro or Con for either?  Oh and for all my outlaws out there, going back to work could mean less time to spend with you, now that is a HUGE CON!

 

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shash1
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:27 PM i think the pros really out-weigh the cons...........especially when i comes to gas prices! i guess you gotta think if the pay is worth going back to work! thats what i did....when we have our baby, it'll be pointless b/c i'll be spending my entire paychecks on gas, clothes and daycare. GL!!!

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momofmn
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:30 PM

LOL, YEAH I AGREE WITH YA!!! THAT IS MY ISSUE FOR THIS SUMMER......SHOULD  I FIND A JOB JUST FOR THE SUMMER OR JUST STAY HOME WITH THE KIDS.....HUM, WELL, THEY WON ME OVER, LIKE USUAL....

AND NOW ILL BE WATCHING MT NEPHEWS FOR THE SUMMER AS WELL

 

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Stacy...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:49 PM If you don't mind me asking wat does your husband do?

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BigRe...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:40 PM

Hi Nikki!!!

I have to put my two cents in (as always) and say this...

I stayed home completely with my first kid.  It was difficult and thought I would starve from the lack of grown-up interaction.

 Had my 2nd 8 years later and worked full time.

 Looking back on it, for me, I wish like hell I could stay home again.  I missed so many school programs for my older one and the precious times with my younger one being in the arms of someone else who didn't love her the way I do.

 It took my daughter hearing us re-hash old funny times about her older brother, funny things he did an said.  When she wanted to hear stories about her, I didn't have near the volume of information to share and my heart was broken.  I can't ever get that time back.

Your kids are only little once and you WILL get to a point that you'd give up anything in the world to have it back to differently.

I say, if you can afford staying home with some modification, go for it.  I too baby sat a few kids with my oldest b/c he had no opportunity to socialize and learn those skills.  It was a pain in the ass but the alternative was worse for me.

 Good luck and I'm sure you'll do the best thing for you and your family, regardless of your decision!!

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DawnC.
Jun. 7, 2008 at 8:02 AM

It all depends on you and your patience level. Me personally...NO WAY!! I would be completely insane in less than two weeks. I'm just not the type of person to stay at home all day with kids...especially other peoples kids...and dealing with their parents?? Nope. Not for me.

I'm not trying to give you all negatives. There are a lot of positive reasons to stay home. The lady the babysat Dan LOVED it! She adored the kids, put up with us parents lol, and as a matter of fact still gives a call now and then to see how he is doing. She had a routine and a schedule, TV time, nap time, craft time, lunch time etc. It really was her calling and I thank God every day I had someone as wonderful as her that I could trust to care for my son while I was at work.

A friend of mine tried it and HATED everything about it. The parents, being stuck home all day every day, she got screwed out of money, the kids tore her house up...colored on the walls, threw up on the floor etc. But she said the worst part was dealing with the kids.

Only YOU know if you have it inside of you to put up with the good, the bad, and the ugly. Big decision here Nikki and you know I wish you the best either way!

P.S. You know us Outlaws are here 24/7 for you so don't use that as part of your decision making LOL!!♥

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