Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Slight change of plans....

Well, it looks like I may not be going to Boston in August after all. I have been working at a restaurant, waiting tables for a number of months now and after a short time there they put me in as the daytime shift leader. Basically being in charge of making sure things run smoothly during the day, bossing people around, etc, etc. Anyone who has worked in the service industry knows that in order to make the cash you have to close lunches or work nights and since I won't work until 4am because of my kids I needed to close lunches. Blah blah blah....Unfortunately at this place, even closing lunch wasn't cutting it, so I informed the management that unless something changed they would need to look for a new daytime shift bitch. They decided to give me a raise making almost 7/hr plus tips. The regular pay for servers is about 3.50/hr. So, I decided to stay on to see if that made it worthwhile. They never gave me my raise. I waited 3 weeks for it to show up on my paychecks and it never happened. So, screw them. I was essentially working to pay for daycare. Certainly nothing more considering the fact that I couldn't even afford to pay the daycare most weeks. (Hello $280/wk for two kids!) Too much stress and no way to alleviate it. So I quit. I am once again a stay-at-home mommy. Great in a way. I have wanted to stay home with them since I had to go back to work but financial stress made it impossible. That's just the way things go sometimes I guess. Thankfully things are looking up and we can afford for me to be home without too much stress and worry over money. We will just have to see how this plays out over the next few months.

The gist of that long ass story was that no more job + no more daycare = noone to watch the kids during the day while I am in Boston living it up with my girls. I'm very sad about that but very excited to be spending so much quality time with my babies. Also, this will make going to school so much easier. I can focus a certain amount of time (nap time) during the day to online classes and the ones I actually need to go in for, the college offers free childcare for students. Fabulous!

I will posting some new pictures of the kids as soon as we get the main computer up and running. It's almost impossible to upload from the laptop so ....soon. I promise. You guys won't believe how freaking big they're getting!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You getting to be at home with your kids will be great for them and you. I hope things continue to look up for you and your family...

Woman on the Verge said...

I stayed at home with my daughter for almost 2 years but had to go to work...with two in daycare it just doesn't make sense. Almost $300/wk is most people's salaries. Hell, it was mine.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to do so again.

Rebecca said...

Hey Summer,

That's great that you get to stay home! I am so happy for you. But, I must admit, I'm also a little curious. ;-) I can't wait for new pics!