Wednesday, 26 September 2012
What am I going to do part 2 ?
Yesterday I kind of felt like this woman. Tried, stressed, and overwhelmed.
Today I am much more positive and feeling in control. Why? Because I took control back!
I went, as promised, to look into before school care for the boys.
Well, not only are they going to be closed next week due to asbestos in the unit being dealt with, but the cost for us to send them both amounts to $80 a week. That is a huge chuck of my income. The income we rely on. So with our bills on the rise, the last thing this family needs is to shell out $80 a week for some toast, and 4 hours of care a week. Screw that.
I rang work and told them that it was not a goer, and have given them what I think might be some good alternatives, that should fit into the business plan, and I hope that they can do something positive with that. I was very nice about it too. Sometimes I feel I am too nice, and too accommodating, and I think they think I am a push over. Well not when it affects my FAMILY.
It was empowering. Last night I was a wash with worry. Tonight I am calm and collected. Tomorrow I am expecting a call back to see what they have decided. I am being very reasonable, and offering to give up my whole weekends, which is the only family time, well Sunday is, we get, so I hope they accept my counter offer.
My kids come first. I have a child with special needs. I also have a work injury, which is their fault. So they are the ones with the duty of care to support me. I have been there for years, and so has my hubby. They know we have 1 car and small children. We can't both be there at the same time. It has never been an issue up until now.
If it means I have to transfer to a new location which can provide these hours then that is something I may have to consider. I can't do what they have offered, and that is that.
I am not going to turn myself inside over it anymore. Let's just hope that my plan B is a winner. Still a lotto win wouldn't hurt. ^_^