Holy bejezzus. I just went on a tour of DD’s soon-to-be-daycare (November 1, 2012 start date). The place is great; it’s a state-of-the-art facility attached to a Lutheran church; finger print required to access the building; individual classrooms; bathrooms in each classroom (great for potty training); etc. It’s 2x as much as the in-home daycare DD goes to now. *Sigh* I don’t know how people with multiple kids afford daycare. DH and I discussed having baby no. 2 the other day and the conversation quickly turned to how expensive daycare would be….
I think this move for DD is the right thing to do. We just have to make it a priorty and tighten our belts in other areas – like the Starbucks mocha I purchased right before the tour of the daycare. In the meantime, I’ll keep praying that I miraculously win the lottery (which is REALLY hard to do when you don’t buy tickets!) and am able to stay home with my lovely little lady.