Gracie is now 18 months and wife has been home with her the whole time. Wife was getting bored of being home and Gracie seemed to be getting bored at home so wife started looking for a job about a month ago. We originally planned on 2 years but bumped it up. She was offered the job she wanted this week and is supposed to start 4/15. We started looking at the daycare learning center places but none of the ones we want have openings. It would be until like June. I guess we should have done this backwards, found daycare and then looked for a job, but that wasnt something we really thought about. So the place on the top of our list has opening for Monday and Tuesday starting now and then full time in June. I guess we'll have to hire a nanny for the 3 days during the 2 month gap? I dont really see any other options but damn that's expensive. It would be about $1800 for the nanny and another $650 or so far the learning center for Monday and Tuesday. Anyone have a better idea? Edit: I work from home so getting a nanny isnt as scary if we were leaving her completely with some random lady, licensed or not.