hi all! i am having a huge issue.i am due to start LPN school in august. i have 3 kids 6,3,and 2 yrs old. i have gotten everything worked out with childcare and all but i have never had to put my kids in any kind of care. i have also been home with them for the most part except for working parttime on the weekends. so i started CNA class this week which is 3 days a week all day and i already feel like i am missing so already
! i know actual nursing school is going to be 100 times more intense than this class i am taking now and i will be away from them all day and then be studing all night. i just don't know how to get over this feeling of guilt and like i'm missing out on so much. i want to become a nurse so bad i have for many yrs now. i need to do this for me and my family. i thought it would be easier while they were little but, now i'm really second guessing my self and i don't know what to do. i've tried to talk to my husband but he just doesn't understand why i'm feeling like this since i'm getting everything i've wanted. so have any of you felt the same way, how did you get over these feeling and balance being away alot and still having that connection with you kids?? any advice helpful and greatly appriated. thanks !
Jun 12, '09
Hi Butterfly! Honestly if you have someone that can take care of your kids and keep them safe, even if its a daycare. NOW is the best time to go. They will not remember this. Do you remember what happened when you were 2? lol.. Even if they miss you and whine sometimes, having a flexible schedule in the future to attend your kids soccer games and programs at school is worth this few years right now. If this is what you want to do, my advice would be not to delay. It is really not as bad as you think.
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Jun 12, '09
thank you guys so much for the response! i really needed to hear that advice from people who understand . about the remembering things when your little that was my whole justification for doing it now and not waiting because thats just it i don't remember anything from when i was 2! so i thought i get it done know and they won't know any different.and the date night is such a good idea. i think i am just letting fear of the unknown get the best of me. thanks again. butterfly
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