|Barked: Tue Jan 17, '12 1:29pm PST |
|I had a possible solution for a problem pop into my head this week, and I'm just looking for thoughts and opinions on the following situation:
Back in July, my husband and I bought a house that cut his commute to work from an hour to 15 minutes, but consequently bumped my commute to college from 20 minutes to an hour. This means that instead of me driving back home in the middle of the day to spend time with Marlowe, last semester he either went to daycare or was home alone for 6-9 hours (hubby is also taking classes on top of working FT and can't make it home for lunch).
Well, daycare upped their prices, and my class schedule this semester has me at 3 "long days" (9-10 hours with driving time) per week. I don't want to leave Marlowe alone for that long, but I really can't afford to spend $90/week on daycare, either.
My class schedule on these long days is a 50-minute class, an hour break, another 50-minute class, a 2-hour break, and then a 80-minute class. If I took Marlowe with me, I could leave him in the car in a covered parking garage with the windows cracked and then walk him/play with him between classes. The longest he would be left alone would be for the 80-minute class.
Just for background, he travels wonderfully in the car, and anytime we've ever left him in it for any period of time, he's just laid down and gone to sleep. Also, temperatures for this time of year are usually in the 35-65 degree range during the day.
Is this an option that any of you would pick? Why or why not?
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