I don't know if any of you have went through this, but finding a decent day care in Southern California is rough! There are waiting lists, mandatory orientations, upfront- nonrefundable fees and none of this means you are in! Holy crap!
We finally decided to go with part-time nannies for now and they have been great, but can get rather expensive...the base rate is $10-$15 an hour and that's the base rate. So we got back on the horse and tried a few day cares. After many 1-2 year wait lists, crazy fees to get on the wait list and a few really dirty day care visits, we finally found our home for our LO.
He won't start until mid December but it's a relief that he is registered and has a spot. It's still a little expensive, but we know he will be in good hands in a clean and organization place and my wife and I can go back to work and hustle to pay that bill!
Fellas, this is just the beginning....apparently these kids also need to go to college too!