Re: In (your) home childcare rates?
Originally Posted by vaticanplum
I know a couple, good friends of mine, who actually pay just about her entire salary for child care. She has a wonderful job that she loves and it's important to her to work, and they also feel their children benefit from the socialization they get from their day care. But they are in an expensive Boston suburb, their children are both very young, and she works in non-profit. They're lucky that he has a very well-paid position, but her job is basically a financial wash for them. They understand that it's their choice, though, and I think they're happy to pay for the good child care they get, since they're the ones with their kids eight hours a day.
Also, I want to slap myself on the feminist wrist here for implying that "her" salary goes toward child care. It's a percentage of the income coming into the home; whose "salary" it is is only what we put on it. It's just that in this case the figures line up almost exactly.
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