Valerie - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )
I just became a manager in June and I have 4 children. They are 10, 9, 5, and 3! I am now working 50-60 hours per week and getting paid for 40. I love my job, and my kids, but my husband is having a hard time adjusting the schedule! I have been a PRN nurse for the last 5 years and only worked for 3 years before that full time (3 12's). Needless to say, I am gone ALOT more now! My 2 middle girls are in competition cheerleading, and that takes up 2 nights a week and atleast 1 weekend a month. One of those daughters plays basketball for school too, as well as my son. My husband hates the fact that someone else is always getting our kids where they need to go. By someone else, I mean grandparents. My mom lives 30 minutes away and comes out one day a week. His mom lives five minutes away and comes 1 day a week too, although she is not happy about it! I am at a loss on what to do. My husband also hates the girls being in Cheer, because he says that it is "slut school" ! They are 9 and 5! They love going. Dad seems to think the answer is to pull them out of cheer because it is expensive and takes too much time. The girls would be crushed, but it is expensive and does take time. I am looking for a solution that we can both live with. If there are any, please do tell.