Well, here is where it gets interesting. Everyone knows my aversion to work. Not just the 8-5 type but in general. I got an interesting offer this weekend. Honey says we are still in dire straits over the bills and I may be forced to check into charity for christmas for the kiddos. But what he did was actually throw me for a complete loop. He agreed with me.
He says I need to find a job. For months he has been hinting at me needing to get one but he actually came out and requested that I get one. I explained that the 2 people who we would go to for childcare for the baby really aren’t viable options anymore.
Person #1 really doesn’t want to watch kids (at all) She has turned down another family that used to go to her all the time, her reason is that she doesn’t want the baby getting sick. We originally agreed that we would trade services, I would watch her baby while she volunteered at the school if she would watch Peanut while I did the same. So far she hasn’t asked me (but has volunteered) and everytime I have asked, something has come up or the baby is sick. Now I know for a fact that child isn’t sick.
Person #2 wants to rape me repeatedly in fees for watching Peanut alone. When I told Honey this and told him what it would cost, he just shook his head.
I told him that I thought of getting a little part time job opposite of his schedule but he doesn’t like that because it would be very hard for him to work outside in the evenings around the house with the baby, there would be a lot he could not do because the baby wouldn’t be able to go out when it’s very cold. He asked what about finding something while the kids are in school… I explained again that I would have to take Peanut somewhere and it would cost me almos the entire paycheck for childcare once I take into account the rate of pay, how many hours I would work and how far I would travel. He agreed. Besides, I told him, I really don’t want Peanut to be with a sitter. He agreed again (this is where I fall to the floor clutching my heart from shock).
He suggested that I do some babysitting of my own. It’s not like we need a ton of money, just a little to even things out and leave more than $50 in the bank at the end of every month. I didn’t really think he wanted me babysitting cause it could keep him awake when he was trying to sleep during the day. We agreed that if I did, it would be no more than 2 children… not a whole troop.
So I don’t know what to think… this is like everything I have been asking for… for I don’t know how many years, and he is telling me I can have it. Don’t go back to work, but find a way to help out with the income.