Monday, August 17, 2009

Update: Struggle with the Juggle

Thank you for all your thoughts on my post last week about struggling with the juggle. Husband and I came up with a "compromise" of sorts.
  • The nanny will start every day at 8:30 am. I'm in charge of morning routine with Husband pitching in if he's around (but he usually needs to get ready for work and leave by 8:30 am).
  • Husband is in charge of all bedtimes when he is not traveling. I'm no longer going to try to make it home for bedtime since it requires sitting in traffic for an hour and quite a bit of stress of the "will I/can I" make it variety.
  • I'm going to try to work from home 1 day a week so I can do bedtime on that day (client demands permitting). Thank goodness my firm is not a "facetime" place. No set day on this though, just if I think I can swing it.
  • The nanny will stay until 9 pm 2 nights week - Wednesday and Thursday. Husband can travel overnight those 2 nights but will be home for bedtime Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Costly, but at least I'll have peace of mind and won't have to run around to find someone to cover bedtime. As much as I love her my mom cannot handle doing bedtime.

That's the plan for now. We'll see after a few weeks how it is working out.

7 comments:

LauraC said...

Sounds like a plan! I like the term "struggle with the juggle"!

ABS said...

Exemplary teamwork!

Anonymous said...

Why can't Mom handle bedtime? Just curious. . .

K @ ourboxofrain said...

That sounds like a great plan. I'm glad you guys were able to find a compromise that will (hopefully) work for all of you.

jerseygirl77 said...

Glad you figured out something to go forward with... I'm sure you'll revise as you figure out what does and doesn't work.

Also, my captcha to post today is "beano." Is someone trying to tell me something?

Nicole S. said...

I think that sounds like a pretty good plan! Its so nice that your nanny can accomodate that, too. Hope it works out.

Amy said...

So glad to hear that you have a plan in place. Sometimes the hardest part is overcoming the inertia, and sitting down to talk about these issues.