I am so conflicted about my son's daycare arrangements, I need advice!! My two year old son was in a wonderful in-home daycare. She had a set schedule, circle time, story time, a lot of fun activities for the kids, and he brought something home everyday. He loves her, loves the kids, and always had such a great time there. The problem is...she decided to move. Military town...they decided to move onto the base and sell their house. It was a good option for them, but it is out of the way for me. I interviewed many providers, (day care centers, in-home providers, etc...) I had finally decided that I wasn't going to be satisified with anyone else so I decided to keep him with her at her new house. Well, she took two weeks off to move and set us up with a temporary provider. Monday he should start going back there. When I drive him, I will be driving about 15 minutes one way, then backtracking and driving about 30 minutes the opposite way. I was convinced that this was the best thing for him. The place he is at now he likes too. But, she doesn't have a schedule, more of just a "babysitter." He watches TV a lot throughout the day, and never brings any coloring or anything home. She is a very nice lady and I trust her completely with him. Now I am just not sure what to do. In his best interest, I would like him at the original provider's. But, whenever I think about the drive on both ends of my day, I get stressed out and dread it. My husband is a Marine and will probably only be able to take him a couple of days a week. The temporary provider is willing to keep him, she is right on my way, and 25 dollars a week cheaper (plus I would save in gas). I really need someone to help me reason this out because I just can't decide if I should sacrifice for his sake, developmentally, or if I should keep him at the more convenient, less structured place so that I won't go crazy with the driving. Thanks for reading this far! Any advice will help!