Delena has decided she would like to go to work 2 days a week. I think this will be good for her. Our son will do well with some interaction with other people. Today was Delena's first day on his own. We have yet to find a day care (we are on four lists), but my brother and his wife live in West Haven. So they offered to watch him until we can find someone. We took him there today for a few hours. Delena cried the whole way to work. She was so sad, but my sister-in-law, Michelle, was great to text her every hour and let her know how she was doing. I picked him up a few hours later and he was fine. He too had cried, but in the end he did very well.
This a constant conversation we have around our neighborhood. Our religion stresses the roles of a mother in the home. Though it is rare to her a leader say that a mother must be home, period. We our counciled that they shouldn't be forced to work, if they don't need to, especially if it is just to pay for an extravagant life style. Delena has worked hard to build a career, but it isn't just for the career, Delena has truly grown stronger through her work. My job is treating us well, so Delena doesn't need to work, but she has chosen to work 2 to 3 days a week to continue that interaction.