Child care has been a real challenge for us. After cancelling our enrollment at a big daycare center, we knew things would be complicated until early November when Ally would have an opening at a home-based daycare close to our house. But today things became even more complicated. Our temporary daycare provider, who we like very much, let us know that she can only watch Ally until mid-October, leaving us stranded without child care for a little more than 3 weeks in late October and early November. We’re scrambling to find vacation time we can use to stay home and hoping for sympathy and mercy at work. Wish us luck.