Re: daycare providers -- how do you do it?
Thank you for your thoughts. We do have a very regular, and dependable rhythm, though it is a bit in flux as I figure out how to integrate the nephew into our daily rhythm. We're a Waldorf family, so rhythm is a big constant for us. I do wear him a lot of the days, which absolutely does help. I guess I would say what I need to adjust to, mentally, is how caring for a kid who's not my kid (esp. as we're smack in the middle of fertility treatments) is fundamentally different for me, even though he is family. Logistically, the hardest part of the day is the getting the nephew to sleep piece --today, I've worn him him to near comatose, and then swaddled and made sure he's out, and that has made a huge difference.
As to compensation, you're all right, of course. I will figure out a way to bring it up with my brother.
SAHD to J 12.27.05, M 12.27.08, and A 2.15.11.