First of all, thank you to everyone who too the time to give me three pages of answers! The advice I got was excellent.
The majority of you advised that if the job makes me happy and gives me respite, I should not quit. It certainly does. Working with infants who are just starting out in life and see everything with fresh, inquisitive eyes is very life affirming. I know I would miss them so much. I work with ladies who support and care about me. No job is perfect but this one is a good fit for me.
I sat down with my bank statements and figured out that I could quit and we’d be financially “ok”. Not much room for extras...but ok, as long as I stay off Amazon! So, if I would quit, we could “make it”.
I have discovered that even though my husband has only been home since Wednesday, we’re falling back into the old routine. He is not a slave master. He really isn’t unreasonable. He’s not real happy being bedridden either. His parents traveled the world when they retired. He can’t even make it to the bathroom.
I've been at the daycare center for a little over a year. I’ve decided I’ll give it until the end of this year. We probably won’t reopen until June, so that will be six months. If I wind up with very difficult children in my room or the job starts causing me stress, I’ll leave sooner. I do really enjoy the job. My bosses are great to me and I am valued for my 30 years experience. But like said, no job is perfect. I won’t stick with it if bad things start to happen.
Thanks to all of you again for your wonderful advice. Please stay safe and well. ❤️