>> Thursday, April 7, 2011
Since the end of November, Chris has been unemployed. He, along with the other managers, were let go just weeks before Christmas. It was a huge setback for us. Over the last few months we have struggled but with the help from a few amazing people we were getting by. Recently, we decided it would just be easier if I got a part time job to help make ends meet while Chris was trying to get a job that paid enough to support us. After a very short search, I got not only a part time job but a full time job as well! I was unable to keep the part time one and quit after a week to focus on the full time.
I've been working at a local Walgreens and so far I really like it. Sure, getting up early and standing on my feet all day really sucks but it is getting better. I have a set schedule which I love and the benefits that will come are pretty good as well. Mostly, it is just nice to get out of the house and do something just for ME for a change.
Chris is really taking well to the stay at home dad role. The house is always in order, dishes and laundry done and there is a yummy hot meal ready for me when I get home. He drops me off, puts Elizabeth on the bus then has some one on one Daddy Christopher time. In the few hours before the kids get home, he does the errands and shopping. Kids get home and its off to get me from work. It is all working very well. A car is in my near future and that will change things even more. I love this new independence I have and am even making friends at work. Although they are all much younger!!