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We found out today that DP is getting laid off... in 6 weeks. That's right, a week before my due date. He had plenty of vaca time to use when the baby came, so I wouldn't exactly call it a blessing in disguise. Oh no. Just terrible timing. I don't need the stress right now!!!<br><br>
Right after that, I left my iPhone on top of my car as I drove home from the park. Yep... it fell off and got run over. <a href="http://i39.tinypic.com/mv3dwi.jpg" target="_blank">Completely smashed</a>. At least I found it? I knew right away that it was missing, and that I had had it when we got to the car. It lasted almost a mile on top of my car, given where I found it. I am pretty devastated, I relied on that stupid little thing way too much.<br><br>
Then I came home from a letter from the school district that they're switching the Kindergarten schedule around due to budget cuts, and instead of half-days, my dd will go a full day, M/W or T/Th, and every-other Friday. I am so not okay with this, even though I imagine it'll be easier on me.<br><br>
Just... GAH!<br><br>
Thanks Microsoft for being jerks and laying my partner off at the same time our baby is due. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/rant.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rant"> Thanks to my spacey brain for making the day that much worse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm sorry mama! What a rough day! {{hugs}}
 

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yuck!! what a terrible day for your family!! when it rains, it pours. lots and lots of good job finding wishes sent your way, and hugs too!
 

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I'm sorry.<br><br>
I'm totally there with you (I've been let go as of June 1 for supposed "budget" reasons myself).<br><br>
That kindergarten schedule sounds downright impossible for many people--how do you get your kids to adjust to that schedule? (I'm not opposed to all-day K, but every other day just sounds like too much bouncing around.) How do you schedule child care around that if you need to?
 

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So sorry Bjorker! What a truly awful day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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That's just terrible, what an awful day. Hugs. And ProtoLawyer, you too--who the heck lets someone go right before their maternity leave? That just sucks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
It seems like financial stressors just multiply sometimes, don't they? My iPhone crapped out last week, too (black screen of death), and replacing it was painful, especially when we have so many other necessities right now just before baby.<br><br>
Hang in there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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A loss of a job is VERY stressful. My DH lost his back on Mar of last year. He is working, but not for nearly the money and a LOT more hours. Bleh. Hopefully your DP will get another job right away.<br>
I had one of those "when it rains it pours" days on Monday. But thanks to placenta brain, I have pretty much forgotten about it. LOL<br>
I hope your weekend goes better.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Aw..........sorry for your sucky day. I would be pretty stressed too. I hope things work out for you............take care mama.
 

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Thanks guys! I was feeling a little better today, mostly because of networking and friends and learning of potential leads. I alone had maybe six or seven people contact me last night with ideas after I broke the news on FB. DP has talked to a bunch of his old bosses and some others and has been told that there are possibilities. We'll see. He seems to think that he'll be able to find something before too long, so that's helpful. I just really, really hope that he's right. and it's not for a pay cut, otherwise we'll have to move and do other unpleasant things that I don't really want to think about.<br><br>
I did replace the phone, and feel terribly guilty about spending that money after that kind of news! The laptop I use is actually a work laptop that he doesn't need, so that'll be going away soon when his job ends. I needed something to use.... and a phone. We don't even have a house line anymore. meh.<br><br>
Thanks for brightening up my pity party. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm glad things are sounding a tiny bit better.<br>
You guys'll get through this sure enough. Sending you lots of lucky vibes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes">
 

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So sorry. But glad you have some hope.<br><br>
And, unfortunately we're in the same boat here. DH was laid off the week of Christmas, with 2 weeks of notice, and still hasn't found anything. This economy sucks. Oh, and he still has to pay full (exorbitant) child support based on his previous income (!), so essentially I get no money from him to support this household, but I have to somehow scrape together child support for another household, or my husband could go to jail. Oh, and his child support far exceeds his unemployment check, so it's just deeper in the hole every month, and that's without me getting a penny to run our household, pay rent, groceries, etc.<br><br>
That kindergarten scheduling sounds very weird. I don't know any daycares who can work with that.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> so sorry to hear that. The timing couldn't possibly be worse. Sure hope that things look up for you soon and that your DH's contacts can help him out.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> im so sorry! I hate this baby brain stuff...especially when it equals into having to pay to replace something I know I should have remembered!!! It sounds like your hubby is in a good place right now with potential offers at least...can he do any freelancing in the meantime? Maybe even through old bosses or just for friends?<br>
That kindergarten schedule is VERY familar! Here in ontario (at least in the greater toronto area) there are two goverment funded school systems, catholic and public, (to go to a catholic public your child must be baptized catholic) the catholic schools do everyday halfday kindergarten and the public does the exact same schedule you are talking about m/w tue/thurs every other fri for both. Alot of people here prefer the every other day full day schedule because it allows them to arrange daycare a bit easier. (only needing after school care so many days and full care so many days) I had a really hard time to choose which for dd (she starts this fall) I think in the long run if you are doing any "extras" with her (gymnastics, swimming, play groups etc) it makes it easier to have the 2 extra full days off for her to rest and do those activites without having to rush, it also makes shopping trips easier and other things because you don't have to rush around with a tierd kid after school or rush in the morning to get it done before school...kwim? Everyone with the kids in that program up here seem really happy with it so I wouldn't worry overly much.<br>
Good luck with everything!
 

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Sorry to hear about your sucky day, everything just piled on at once, didn't it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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