Erin - posted on 02/15/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I always wanted to go back to school. While I am on my maternity leave, I will be taking correspondance refresher courses to get my grades boosted to what I need to apply for my bachelor of Science. Grade 12 classes were a little slack where I grew up, and my grades need to be higher now that its 7 years later, in a new province.
Problem is, after my Mat leave, I need to actually GO to the university to take my classes. These classes are paid for by my native band, so the money isnt an issue there. What IS an issue, is I cant afford to pay somebody to take care of my kids while I go to school. Is it wrong of me to think its selfish of my husband to not want to take Parental leave to stay at home and watch the kids for 37 weeks while I go to school? He claims he will get fired for it, not because of the parental leave, but they will find a way to "phase him out" because of it. Ive told him its illegal, and gave him all his rights, but hes insisting its a bad idea, and he refuses to budge.
I cant go to school unless I have his cooperation. What are some options you can think of?