Ugh, what a frustrating month July turned out to be! We recently started Little Nerd in day care for two days a week so I could have more structure and time to work. It’s been both good and bad.
While he loves day care – the women are lovely, the centre is brilliant and we love seeing all the new things he’s been learning – he’s been there five weeks now and I have realised that the biggest fear I always had about putting my kid in day care was true. The kids DO get sick all the time.
Interviewing the lovely building designer Carla Karsakis of Etica Studio in the warehouse-style, upper floor apartment of her new Mt Lawley home. Photos by Red Images Fine Photography.
It’s a quandary. You put your kid in day care so you have time to work, or just to get things done without a small shouty person throwing toy cars at your kneecaps. But your kid catches things from day care. So they get sick, they can’t go to day care and you take time off from work to look after them until they’re better – during which time you catch what they’ve got, and possibly pass it on to other family members too. So everyone is sick, your baby is clingy and grumpy, no-one is sleeping well, you’re not feeling...