Thursday, September 27, 2007
Why aren't you home?
I have an unpopular view about having children. It's gaining in recent popularity, but it's not the most popular choice: stay home with your child. How can anyone think their child is getting better care than they could give? Most mothers or fathers will give their own children better care than anyone.
I worked for a short time in a so called good daycare in a upscale area of Denver, CO. It was a horrible sight. The older children all seemed to have fun doing activities, but if you were in diapers you fell into a whole different lesser class category. Diapers left unchanged, thick green boogers on children's faces and dripping out of their noses, bottles propped up. Confused babies crying, the one year olds walking around aimlessly. They can say they hand-feed each baby their bottle but what if 4 or 5 need to eat all at once? Hand-feed a baby? What are they animals? "This is little Johnny and we hand-feed him on a daily basis, that's what makes him so tame."
I know some women need to work. But, in the same way that some women can't breastfeed. People need to be honest with themselves though. How hard is it to stay home and care for your baby? I'd file for assistance, cut cable off, turn my cell phone off, and quit eating out and work an alternate schedule than of my husband if it meant my kids didn't have to go to daycare. Many parent's find that a moms job isn't making a sufficient income to pay for daycare. It's sad parents don't get a tax break for staying home, but they do if they pay someone else [insert dumbfounded look here] but if you are lower income you might qualify for heating assistance, electric assistance, a food card, Medicaid. I'm not loving people who mooch the system, but if it's to stay home with a baby I'm all for it and it's not mooching.
What is the worst though are the newborns in daycare. Why did you even have children then? The detachment is crazy. I'm sorry if I've offended someone reading this but you can't argue, home is where the heart is...
Link...Newborn Found with Pacifier Taped in Mouth, Nursery Shutdown