hi, so now that the 'drama' of the holidays is over it's onto transitioning difficult child into mom working again. I have just found out the odds are for my first few weeks i'll be doing 9 to 5. once my cases have been assigned i'll be able to create my own schedule within reason, according to my families needs. it will take time to get adjusted for all. My thoughts are not to tell difficult child right now about me working 9 to 5, and also fact she'll either be with sitter, or boyfriend on certain days (those will be the easiest for her i'm sure) she'll be with the other kids and her mind will be busy. yet i have to tell her, question is when to minimize her anxiety and keep that manic/depressive stuff at bay. I am talking about my new job a little, she sees me re organizing my clothes, closet for work stuff. i have to begin tmrw working on who will bring her to school daily for the first few weeks, and who will handle afternoons on 3 days boyfriend isn't home. this is going to be a huge huge change for her, i will not lie i am very nervous about it. I cannot have her slide down again after getting her here. any thoughts, has anyone else had to do this at all? last time I did this, was after summer and I went back full time and she returned to school. she was a mess, totally.