Last week my DH new boss told him that he felt they just didn't communicate well and gave him a 30 day notice. He spent all of three months there.
This is a huge blow to our family because he was/is our main wage earner. We are going to go from comfortable to just above the poverty line. We will be collecting unemployment and food assistance, and may need to do things like sell some possessions to make ends meet. We hadn't yet rebuilt our savings, so our emergancy fund is only about two weeks worth. I was paying off the debts we aquired moving.
In addition to trying to figure out how to make our lives work on my very small salary, I'm struggling to figure out how to tell my kids about this major change. They are 5 and 2, so little ones. But now my 5 year old will need to be eating (the now free) breakfast and lunch at school, and my little one will be home all day with daddy. Things they enjoy, like the occasional zoo/museum trip, are no longer in the budget. So this change will affect their daily lives in ways they will both notice and care about. And, of course, I feel it is important for them to know why daddy is sad/mad about his job.
I am so very angry about this situation that I'm having trouble thinking rationally about how to break this news to my kids. Any ideas?