Yes, I'm attempting to eliminate my exorbitant daycare expenses and leave my children home to fend for themselves. Corey is at the age where he can't go to daycare any longer, (will be 12 in a few weeks), and Tyler is almost 10. I'm finding that this is causing me great distress and anxiety. The days at work drag by much slower than they used to, that's for sure. When my cell phone rings, at a time that we didn't previously set up for "check-in", I find myself tensing up immediately.
For example, yesterday I get a call around 3:45 from Corey. He was on the verge of tears, and said that Tyler had bitten him. I asked to speak to Tyler, who (in-between choking and gasping for air) sputters out, that he only bit Corey (in self-defense), AFTER he had pinned him down and had him in a headlock. Ugh! I told them to separate until I got home about an hour later. During the last hour here, the time ticked away at a snail's pace, because I was filled with worry about the happenings at my house. I had many visions of black eyes and stitches awaiting me, upon my return home. They were fine when I got there...the storm had since passed! But wow, was I mad! I told them that they would be spending the rest of the evening in their bedrooms, and that their rooms had better be sparkling to boot.
So far, today has been better. They are dressed, have both brushed their teeth, had breakfast and lunch, and I've had no out of the blue calls. (Yet!) LOL
Not sure how long this no day care thing is going to work out! Any suggestions? Anyone else with similar situations?