Re: Need opionions on a letter to my employer.
I agree with the 2 PP that the only things I would possibly change are put an exact date such as I will be starting my maternity leave May 15th (or whatever date) and will not be returning to work until November 1st.
And depending on your relationship with him the most of the time part because depending on relationship that could go either way. For example if one of my sisters said that about my kids I would not bat an eye because she is with my kids a lot and we are close, with my other sister it would probably make me roll my eyes because of our relationship...although it would mainly be because she doesn't spend much time with them and since you spend lots of time with this lady it may not come across badly at all.
Other than that I think the letter is perfect.
The only time you should look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.