September 07, 2004
A new day care dawns

Tiffany is back at work as of today, which means that Olivia is in day care. Only part time, mind you, as Tiffany is working a half schedule through the end of the year, but today is the first day.

I will be the primary dropoff person. Tiffany catches a vanpool ride to work which leaves at 6:45, and the doors at the Esperanza infant house don't open until 6:30, so the margin is too close for her to take Olivia there. This means a change in my work schedule, since I'm used to being at my desk by 6:30, but not that big a change. I may have to insist on taking the Subaru when I drop Olivia off because I can already tell that getting her into and out of the baby seat in the back of our Saturn coupe is going to be a major pain in the rear.

So it's going to be a transition period for all of us. We're easing into it this week - I'm taking Tuesday and Thursday afternoons off in order to spring Olivia from day care early, and Tiffany is off on Wednesday - but the opening chapter of Olivia's life is now complete. Ready or not, the next phase is here.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 07, 2004 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack

Yep, big pain. However, if you take the subaru, what's Tiffany going to pick her up with? She's going to have the same problem.

So, you need to get rid of the Saturn, buy a Yukon, or an H2, or an Escalade, just to fit the car seat.

Posted by: Rich on September 7, 2004 11:34 AM

Obviously you need to get rid of the coupe. That thing is going to drive you batty over the next few years.

My wife and I have 2 kids, the oldest just started 1st grade and the other is 18 months old and has been in daycare since June. Since she works the long hours, she drives the commuter car, a Honda CRV and I drive the kiddie-mobile, a Toyota Sienna minivan. But we have two carseats in the back of each car and each carseat has its own door for loading kids. I don't know how you can load kids without having a door next to the carseat.

So depending on work schedules either of us do the kid shuttling and either car works fine.

Posted by: Kent on September 7, 2004 8:34 PM

The Subaru will be paid off in January of 2006. I expect we'll be shopping for a new car by that time to replace the Saturn. For sure, the lack of rear doors will have driven me crazy by then.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on September 7, 2004 9:14 PM