Gina - posted on 02/28/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
I have a 2 yr old boy named Dauston. His father is somewhere in another state and only gives me about $75 a month to take care of him. As you all know there is no way I can take care of my son and myself with only $75 a month. I am working 3 jobs to support us. I babysit during the day, so my son is with me while I do that. but my other 2 jobs are bartending at night while Dauston is asleep. I have insomnia so I think this is the best way to work, that way I have all day to spend with my son while he's awake. He stays at my moms house on the nights that I work, which is 3-5 nights a week, but comes home at 7am the next morning.
My mother always makes comments about how Dauston needs to just pack up his stuff and move in with her or how she has him 3/4 of the time. She always tells me I need to stay home more and not go to work so I can spend more time with Dauston. I would love to stay home with him everyday, but unfortunately my landlord won't let me live there for free. Is it really that bad to work at night when you have a kid?