Originally Posted by pokeyac
I'm sorry about the job situation. I hope things are looking up in that area soon and that the toddler gets past whatever is happening.
Thanks, I hope so, too. What's going on with kiddo is seeming more and more likely to be autism (or something along those lines), but we have an evaluation with Early Intervention so hopefully we can get the help we've been needing since he was, well, born. We're hoping to get to a place where we at least feel competent and things aren't so bad for kiddo, but there are probably always going to be some extra challenges. We need a way
better handle on things before we bring a newborn into the mix, though.
I'm going to try the job search in more earnest in the New Year. I'm in retail and the last month has been freaking awful because of that, so I haven't had as much time. I just... I feel like I don't know how
to find a job that pays a living wage, so a lot of the job searching kind of feels like a lot of wasted effort. I get a lot of conflicting information from the resources out there. It all seems to be summed up in "You just get lucky".
Question-What are you all doing for the holidays?
I've got the next two days off, so we're going to do presents tomorrow and are planning on taking it nice and slow so hopefully kiddo won't get too worked up and upset over it. My mom is coming up Christmas night and leaving on Sunday (she works in an agency that doesn't have Christmas off, so it's the best she could do). Dad is going to be coming up for some of next week, I can't remember how much. I'm not really sure how everyone
in my family ended up with a job that typically means working on the holidays, but there you go. I think it's just becoming more common now. I'm not actually bothered by it- the exact calendar day isn't very important to me, but I know it's sad for people who aren't able to coordinate time off with their loved ones.