The time has come to return to work. I am happy to have a job in this bad economy, but I wish this county valued mothers and children more than they do. It just seems a little hypocritical for compassionate conservatives to scream "family first" in one breath and then refuse any law that would allow mothers and children longer bonding time at home. I guess a "tax break" should make up for the lack of time. As of right now, mothers in the US are allowed 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work by federal law. See how the US stacks up.... pretty sad really.
Luckily, I am being allowed to bring Vivian to work for about 8 hours a week**UPDATE** AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEKS OF BRINGING THE BABY, I WAS INFORMED THAT SOMEONE IN THE BUILDING (FROM A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT) COMPLAINED TO OUR HUMAN RESOURCES DEPT. AND MY BOSS TOLD ME I HAD TO FIND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS...HEY THANKS BUDDY, CAN'T YOU MIND YOUR OWN F***ING BUSINESS** , spread over 2 days. My wonderful mom is watching her 2 days a week, and her daddy has off on friday's. We are going to try to make this arrangement work as long as possible. Daycare is very expensive ~600/mo. We would like to keep her out of there for at least the first year.
Ps. I took every day I was allowed most of which is unpaid.