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The Countdown to daycare and need $300.

March 21st, 2011 at 01:19 pm

Today I found out that I can register for the Activity Center this summer at my son's school on the 1st of April at 10am.

I am planning on taking that day off of work so I can either camp out in their parking lot the night before OR arrive to put in my application as soon as I drop my child off at school. It will depend on if I have someone to drop him off or if I will need to do it.

The only draw back is my employeers are expecting the flooding to start the 28 of this month, so I might be out of town. I already printed out the registration form and all I need to write the check. The 1st of April is a Friday SOOOOO if I am out of town fighting floods then my BF can swing by and turn in the forms for me.

I need to have $300 to pay for it. Good thing the day before is payday. This should come out of daycare savings but part of me does not want to touch the daycare savings and I am hoping to just use paycheck money.

The program is 9 weeks long, it is $300 for the summer. The program starts a week and a half after school ends for the summer and it ends 2 and a half weeks before school starts. I was reviewing my schedule and if my BF can watch my son on Fridays then I will take the other days off and I will get 11 days of summer vacation with my son this summer.

I will only have to figure a plan for 22-23-24 August all day and drop off on the 25th of August. The 25th of August is the first day of school. I don't want to drop him off as early as I normally do and then leave because the first day of school is SOOOO special. I need to figure out something, but I have time to figure it out. I am really sad that I will not be able to hang out at the school that first morning until he enters the school at 8:30am like I normally am. I am praying that maybe our training plan for that morning will be light and not have any classes or if the officers and higher NCOs would have a staff meeting, then I might be able to get granted a late arrival time. That would be awesome.

If I can get into this program it will be such a blessing because I budgeted $125 per week for summer daycare which means 9 weeks would be $1125 so $300 would save me $825 dollars plus the $375 I would have paid for the 3 weeks after the program ends that I am planning to just take off work.

I plan to use the $1,200 saved to pay for Fall daycare $180 Aug/Sept afterschool care and then the rest to fund my Emergency Fund incase my Ex-Husband is able to stop paying me child support and I end up paying him.

I talked to my Ex-Husband and no matter what he cant start an externship until the 16th of August because of his Annual Training. His externship is 3 months long. So at this point even though he is planning on spending his spring break here trying to lock in an externship, I think there is a very good chance that he is going to end up staying where he is until the Nov 16th so he can do the 3 month externship and get his degree.

3 Responses to “The Countdown to daycare and need $300.”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    I hope that everything works out in your favor. I have my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    What about when you deploy? Is he still planning to come and stay with son while you are deployed?

    That's great about the daycare savings. Smile

  3. LittleMsMom Says:


    My Ex is still planning on watching my son. He is planning on coming to town for his drill this weekend and then staying here a few days (spring break) so he can talk with the places here he wanted to do his externship with.

    I have a feeling that my Ex is going to have to do his externship out of state, then because he is going to want to work in his degree field, he will choose to stay there and leave our child with my cousins so he does not have to deal with working and dealing with child care.

    My Ex was planning on getting on food assistance, housing assistance and possibly unemployment because he did not want to apply for jobs outside his degree field. The problem is our state 99.75% chain resterants or fast food. There is not a NEED for chefs.

    When he first signed up for this degree he wanted to do his externship in Europe or Spain and then work there making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. So he is not really living in reality.

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