I've been contimplating changing this blog from all about S, to a family blog - so I am going to include a few more things about M and I.... starting with an update about me...
So here we go...
I have exactly 3.5 more days in the workforce. I took 20 months off of work as a teacher to be with S, but was hired part-time to work at a local community college. It seemed like a good fit. 25 hours a week, working with high school students....but then all hell broke loose with S's health. Through no fault of my own, I missed an average of one day a week taking care of S. Luckily I scheduled her tonsillectomy over Spring Break or it would have been much worse. I could never have predicted how much work I would need to miss - and honestly, why should M miss work when he actually makes a decent income? So I took off work instead.
It was an hourly position. If I didn't work, I didn't get paid. I made a little more than what we were paying for daycare. I enjoyed it, but knew pretty early on that it wasn't going to last. We were able to rearrange some financial things to get into a better situation. (Tough when you have already reached your family insurance maximum by April!) The straw that broke the camel's back was asking for last Friday off. It was a beach trip, with my entire family....AND we only worked half days on Fridays starting last Friday. Basically it was a "how dare you ask for a day off when you have missed so much work?"
Part of me understands completely. They DO need someone who will commit fully to the position and I simply can't promise that I'll be there everyday.
S comes first. End of discussion.
So, as of June 1, S and I will be spending the summer together. I'm looking forward to getting back with our playgroup, trips to library, pool and yes - many doctor's visits (not looking forward to those), but relishing the time I get to spend with my little girl!