Older kids tend to be so gross. My ODD is , and she is a shining example. She always has her fingers in her face. She licked her finger after touching an elevator button at the hospital the other day, I was laughing and repulsed all at the same time. And baffled. We hand wash like CRAZY. Hand washing is so important. We have only had the one illness go through our house (and obviously it was a big one) so far. If only OTHER parents emphasized good hygiene also, the spread of germs could be lessened But, Ive seen the kids in public school...its obvious not all parents care to teach good hygiene.
Amanda, you are cracking me up.My husband also says similar things when we run over the scenario of if he was the SAH. He says the house would be clean and laundry all done (mind you, we are very clean people, my house has kid toy mess but is by no means dirty or messy generally). But there is SO much more- because he would clean the house, feed the kids, and turn on the XBox. I remind him constantly that it takes constant interaction to raise kids. Im actually not Facebooking and chatting online all day.
We are having job issues too. Right on top of our hospital bills. Because the government budget extension hasnt passed, my husband is getting furloughed as of March 1st. We will take a huge cut in pay, and he still has to work the EXACT SAME HOURS because he is mission critical. It feels like absolute ROBBERY. We are scrambling to change our retirement allotment and tax status just to make sure we can make our house and car payment AND feed our kids.
I have not worked since my ODD was born. But we are seriously facing me having to go back to work for a while. It would be an absolute mess for our kids.