So I returned to work this week, and Rose started at daycare. The good news is we both did well! The bad news is we felt bad leaving her but she will enjoy the kids and have a lot of fun there, particularly once she gets mobile. So if that's our only bad news that's pretty good. Plus I'm not working Wednesdays which makes life at home more manageable (errand day instead of Saturday!) and she only goes to daycare for two-day spurts. We're very happy with that, although I'm scheduled to return to 4 days in April. I need to think about how to negotiate 4 days permanently at that point.
For me, work is work. SSDD. But that's OK for now. I'm looking for a better opportunity, either 3 or 4 days per week, preferably closer to home. I got a great tip from Lily's mom at the daycare (apparently no one remembers the parent's names) about taking the train. I used to take the one from Reading, but that schedule doesn't work for my new hours so I've driven in this week. That is fraught with parking issues in addition to traffic issues. However, if I take the train from Woooooooooooo-burn, the schedule works and there are tons more trains -- who knew? -- so there's a lot more flexibility. I'll try it this week to see how it goes. Sure beats driving and I could actually read a book! Or work, but I'd rather read a book. It's been a long, long time since I did that. Thanks Lily's mom!