Tuesday, May 31, 2011

rain on my parade

*just as I was feeling quite good...positive & wow, even happy...it had to come to and end...right?

*it's actually been more of a trickle effect...

*in conversing with one of E's teachers, last week I learned that one of his classmates last day was this past Friday...the reason: her mother had a 2nd child (age: 6 months) and she is going to stay home with her kids now.  Translation: daggar to my heart.

*today we are back at school (while the public school teachers ARE DONE...and paid more!)...we had a brief pow-wow meeting this morning and that's where I learned that one of our 7th grade teachers, who has a son just a bit younger than E....you guessed it....is quitting to STAY AT HOME WITH HER CHILD!

ARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

*The reason this is SOOOOO upsetting is because I DO NOT HAVE THAT CHOICE!! I AM NOT WORKING BECAUSE I WANT TO....

*So while things may be better this coming year, with E being at the preschool where I work....it still translates into days NOT spent with him and well, that just plain sucks. There is NO way to sugar coat it.

3 comments:

em said...

I really never thought I'd want to stay home...but now that Miri is so much older and so fun it really seems much more appealing!! But, alas, due to the totally awesome insurance coverage I get, we just can't afford to have me not work. It stinks. I know how you are feeling!

Sarah said...

I know how you feel too. I guess very technically I could stay home, but we truly couldn't afford it. Too big of a house and payment, two car payments, student loans, etc. And my insurance is way better than my husband's so that is another budget buster. I did stay home with my baby for 9 months, but it wasn't enough. I basically told my husband if he wants another kid then he'd better find a better paying job because I would not work again for a while after that. So it appears we will remain with one child, possibly forever.....

lindsay said...

well the good thing is you have summers off? i imagine it would be tough to have to put E in a daycare (or other arrangements) all summer long instead of getting to spend so much time with him.

you still have my #, right? let me know when you're swinging through to the coast on any of your trips! :)