When DD2 was born I quit my job to stay at home with my 3 year old and her. Now DD1 is 4 and DD2 is 1. I decided I wanted to go back to work so I could be back around adults and my children could go to school (daycare) to get some socialization with other kids. DD1 literally craves it. She was in daycare from about 19 months to 3 years. I was only working part time though. Now when I go back I will need to work full time in order to afford daycare and still make some money. I was excited about the idea of it until it became a reality when my old boss told me he could finally hire me back. Now, I start on Monday which happens to be DD1's 4th birthday. I'm not ready, with travel time and time at work I feel as though someone else will be with my children more than I will. I guess it feels selfish, but they are only young once and before long they will be going to school. DD1 will be going to daycare 3days a week and the other 2 days a close family friend will keep her. DD2 will be with the family friend all week. That way they can still be with each other during the week some. Also, they will be close to where I work so I can go have lunch with them if I choose. Although I am nervous about doing that with DD1, she may not like me leaving. I have good setup I know, and I know a lot of moms have to work, I just don't know if I am cut out for it. Also when I went back to work with DD1 at 18 months, I went full time but dropped it to part time and that helped a lot. But this time, that won't be an option. I guess I am just looking for tips and advice on how to get through this. I don't want to be crying on my first day of work.